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Title: Lagunitas Imperial Red on hold
Post by: fat58hwy on March 18, 2010, 12:44:50 AM
My brother emailed Lagunitas to see whan their Imperial Red will be distriubuted this year since it was not listed on their web site. The response he got was quite disturbing.

Apparently they are not brewing this for 2010 due to lack of demand. Personally, this is a top 5 beer of mine and am shocked to hear this. I could never get enough. Apparently, their "Little Sumpin' Sumpin' sold so well that they do not plan to brew this for 2010. A Little Sumpin' Extra I could MAYBE see, but I am still crushed. I understand that this is a business decision, but I am very suprised that it did not make the cut.

I plan to email Lagunitas to BEG them to produce this nectar this year. If anyone else feels the same way, please join me...please.

Patrick

Title: Re: Lagunitas Imperial Red on hold
Post by: blatz on March 18, 2010, 05:57:30 PM
that's too bad - its one of the few beers I actually enjoy from Lag.
Title: Re: Lagunitas Imperial Red on hold
Post by: beersk on March 18, 2010, 06:20:44 PM
So see if they'll help you with a 5 gallon recipe and brew it yourself!
Title: Re: Lagunitas Imperial Red on hold
Post by: blatz on March 18, 2010, 06:22:40 PM
So see if they'll help you with a 5 gallon recipe and brew it yourself!

good idea  8)
Title: Re: Lagunitas Imperial Red on hold
Post by: bluesman on March 18, 2010, 06:42:31 PM
How about Hop Stoopid? I had this beer a few weeks ago and it certainly is hoppy. I liked it.
Title: Re: Lagunitas Imperial Red on hold
Post by: bo_gator on March 18, 2010, 11:57:50 PM
Are you talking about the Lucky 13?
Title: Re: Lagunitas Imperial Red on hold
Post by: fat58hwy on March 19, 2010, 12:43:11 AM
Are you talking about the Lucky 13?

No. As far as I know the Lucky 13 is still alive and well. Their Imperial Red is like Lucky 13, only "bigger". Kinda like their Little Sumpin' Sumpin' is to their Little Sumpin' Extra.

I did ask for the recipe and was told that the make it a policy to not give out recipes in case they decide to revive it. They can give you a close approximation, but not dead on.

I guess the numbers don't lie and it just wasn't a big seller. Such is life.