Lagunitas says they suck. Why? Production and cost. We mentioned last week that Lagunitas will NOT be making Brown Shugga’ this year. This expensive to produce beer shorted the brewery 3 cases of their daily/year round offerings. The beer is sold to you the drinkers at a far discounted price, hitting Lagunitas up for a loss. The decision for 2011? NO SOUP FOR YOU.
This is ale is Lagunitas’ Mea Culpa of sorts- Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale Brown Shugga’ Substitute.Label:
This sad holiday season we didn’t have the brewing capacity to make our favorite seasonal brew, the widely feared Brown Shugga’ Ale. We’re just out of capacity. There is nothing cool about screwing up this badly and we know it.
What’s the beer?
“This beer is a ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats…Full of complexishness from the four grains, and weighing in at 7.6% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big resinous hop flavor.”
Style: Brown Ale ?
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: November, 2011