Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

This past Saturday night we had some people over for a UFC mixed martial arts pay-per-view fight. I’ve been watching the sport for about 7 years now and this is only the second pay-per-view I have paid for. For the last year or so we have been going to see UFC fights at local bars. Realizing that we were spending $60 on food and drinks, we decided to spend the $60 to buy the event and host a party.

The fights were terrific, as was the company. Two of the fights ended with brutal injuries (broken ribs and a broken arm). Despite the violent nature of the sport, serious injuries like this are incredibly rare. The broken arm was particularly gross to watch live. We got our $60 worth though.

Later that night Melissa passed out hugging our dog Brady. On account of the fact that she is ALWAYS taking embarrassing pictures of me sleeping, I took the liberty of snapping the below picture.

One upside was the beer that got left behind. I scored some Dogfish Head, some Sapporo, and a bottle of this Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale. Before I get into the beer review, we must touch on the history of this beer.

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

If you click the picture below you should be able to read the whole story. In short, Lagunitas screwed up and was unable to produce their normal holiday beer – Brown Sugga. Their apology is hilarious and amounts to “we suck, fuck our lives”…thus the name of the beer: “Lagunitas Sucks”.

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

For essentially having to make this beer up on the fly, they did one hell of a job. It’s one of the most delicious imperial IPAs I have ever had.

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

The beer is quite hoppy and it’s chalk full of floral bitterness. For someone who isn’t always the biggest IPA fan, I’m head-over-heels for this brew.

Terribly sad that Brandon only left one behind!

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

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