Lagunitas Brewing Company Releases 2018 Batch of Brown Shugga’

Lagunitas_Brown_Shugga_171212_041430Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, California) has announced that Brown Shugga’ will enjoy its annual “Sweet Release” from October to December 2018.

First created back in 1997, Brown Shugga’ is a Barleywine-style Ale that actually came into existence when the brewers at Lagunitas botched a batch of Olde GnarlyWine Ale and attempted to save it by adding “loads of brown sugar.” Although this quick fix made it so they were able to reach the same original gravity of GnarlyWine, they discovered that they ended up with something completely different in terms of flavor and aroma.  What they did get was the “dangerously slammable”, mighty tasty Brown Shugga’ (10% ABV) that has been a hit with the brewery’s fans ever since.

Brown Shugga’ officially returns this month and will hang around through December.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, California, Illinois, Washington and throughout the rest of Lagunitas Brewing Company’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Brown Shugga’ from Lagunitas Brewing Company

Release – Limited, October – December 2018
Style – American Barleywine
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 51.1
Special Ingredient – “Loads of brown sugar”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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