‘A Joyously Dry-Hopped IPA of the Times’ is the subtitle on the label of the 2020 edition of Sucks from Lagunitas Brewing. When thinking of the day’s current affairs, there is no better named beer to honor the strange, difficult times we are living in.
Originally released as a short-term substitute for BrownShugga’ Ale a handful of years ago, now Sucks is released yearly to the delight of many fans of hoppy beers! Brewed with what is described as a ‘cereal medley’ of barley, rye, wheat, and oats, these grains create a strong backbone to the generously added dry-hopping that provides some tell all aroma and dank, hoppy flavor. Suck sits at 8.0& ABV and precisely 63.21 IBUs.
Lagunitas Sucks is available in 6-pack, 12oz bottles and on draft. To locate Sucks or any other beer brewed by Lagunitas Brewing, use the brewery’s Beer Finder.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.