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Beer you liked but will never be brewed again.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Kanger, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Soto

    Soto Savant (485) North Carolina Oct 5, 2005

    This is a completely random one, but Brooklyn's The Concoction. Probably the most polarizing beer I can ever remember but by far one of the most interesting things I've ever tasted. Went back for two refills when it was on tap at Beertopia in Charlotte a couple years ago.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/45/68882

    Is it Brawley's that has those, if I had to guess?
  2. Yep, drank one of the Barleywines recently and it was holding up very nicely
  3. Odell avant peche. Apparently I loved it more then others even just liked it.
  4. Augsburger light and dark, Joseph Huber Brewing
  5. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Savant (400) Texas Dec 24, 2012

    1. Attempted Redrum
    2. Firestone XVI
    3. The Stone Mint Choc Stout collaboration
    4. Dayman
  6. I'm really missing Screamin' Pumkin Spiced Ale by Michigan Brewing. It was so good this time of year.

    I'm not sure if they'll do it again, but I had Founders Sumatra Mount Brown that was barrel aged at the Black Party a couple years ago and it was incredible. It was even more excellent when mixed with a little KBS.
  7. awinkro

    awinkro Savant (275) Texas Oct 15, 2008

    Sam Adams Hallertaur Imperial Pilsner
  8. I haven't hoarded or aged before. I just felt this was a good one given it's supposed ten year aging potential. I won't keep it that long. Maybe 1 year, if I can hold out that long. I might keep the bottle, too, since it's a special one (the three panel one). Otherwise, I'm a buy and consume type of drinker. Well, buy and review, really.

    I am really happy to have gotten two of them, though. My store ran out very fast.
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  9. Alaskan Pale. Never got the chance to try it. Alaskan is one of my faves and haven't tried on I disliked. ?Had the chance, but luck of the draw ended up with the Pale being on the far end of my 'try' list when they announced it was getting discontinued due to rarity of they specific hops used in it.
  10. Alexander by Rodenbach. I did a 3 month internship at the brewery in early 2000 and 2009. I asked the head brewer if Rodenbach Alexander would ever be re-introduced. He claimed with the dismal success of Redbach and the lack of interest in the Belgium market it will never be brewed again. He admitted that it was highly successful in the USA with beer aficionados during the late 80s and early 90s, but the American market alone could not convince Palm to continue it. Another beer that is not at this point discontinued, but probably will be, is any quality beer from Southampton (i.e. Imperial Russian Stout). Due to Phil Markowski's departure, Southampton has lost all its grove.
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  11. Westy Red Cap
  12. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    THIS X 1,000,000!
  13. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    I want 2010 Nemesis again BADLY.
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  14. Kipling light...it was so good.
  15. ao125

    ao125 Savant (335) Virginia Dec 1, 2010

    I'd say Thomas Hardy's Ale despite the supposed acquisition of the rights and recipe.
    It's like the Duke Nukem Forever of beer. It's going to be a running gag for a decade, and mostly be vaporware...err...vaporbeer? until yet another brewery takes it over.
  16. JLG193

    JLG193 Savant (250) Michigan Sep 14, 2010

    Southern Tier Uber Sun. Best hoppy wheat I've ever had...
  17. misterhilleke

    misterhilleke Zealot (90) Tennessee Sep 12, 2010

    Just as an FYI, Brick Store Pub outside of Atlanta is still selling '09 and '10 Founders Nemesis from their cellar.

    Blushing Monk, btw.
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  18. BlackNote

    BlackNote Savant (345) Michigan Apr 5, 2013

    What kind of mark-up?
  19. 57md

    57md Savant (450) Pennsylvania Aug 22, 2011

    Victory Ranch R DIPA. It is in my personal top ten beers of any style.
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  20. wrw5031

    wrw5031 Savant (285) Georgia Dec 21, 2011

    Probably a dumb question, but I'm guessing those bottles of Nemesis are just for in house consumption?
  21. New Belgium/Lips Of Faith - Super IPA (Alpine collaboration): This was one outstanding IPA
    3F's - Permanent Funeral: Crazy good
    3F's - In The Name Of Suffering: Almost liked it as much as Wookey Jack

  22. and forgot ...... Dayman
  23. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Advocate (625) Arizona Oct 30, 2005

    New Belgium Porch Swing
    Pizza Port SPF 45 Saison
    Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2009) - Jack Daniels Barrel Aged
    Tyranena Devil Over A Barrel
    AleSmith Decadence 2007 Imperial Porter
    Sierra Nevada Juniper Black (Beer Camp)
    New Glarus Unplugged Iced Barleywine
  24. darienm

    darienm Aficionado (140) Illinois Apr 23, 2010

  25. DrewLikesBeer

    DrewLikesBeer Savant (325) Florida Jul 16, 2013


    True story.
  26. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Savant (325) Pennsylvania Feb 16, 2013

    LA-31 Bière Noire
  27. fivealive

    fivealive Aficionado (110) Ohio Mar 10, 2013

    Oldenberg(RIP) Pius Pale Ale
    I also love FFF/HA Annica, its going to be bitter sweet to drink my last one this weekend
  28. Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged in Bourbon Barrels)
    Stone Espresso IRS
    FW 15
    Elaborative #1
    Prolegomena
    Doom
    Weyerbacher BBA 16
    Rapture

    I could probably go on for a while, but those are some that come to mind right away!
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  29. Not nearly my fav in the not brewed again catagory but to keep it different

    I'm just gonna say it......VE 12.12.12...It was so god damn ridiculously festive and christmasy I would have one every christmas just for the spiced cookie flavor!
  30. bigwhat62

    bigwhat62 Disciple (55) Texas Sep 12, 2013

    Dayman for sure.
  31. Founders Better Half was just amazing
  32. Andeker....from Pabst, long ago
  33. Handle

    Handle Savant (345) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    Three years ago, Weyerbacher brewed a smoked imperial stout called "Fifteen" (as in their fifteenth anniversary). It doesn't get a ton of love, but it just suits my tastes perfectly. It's simultaneously one of the best stouts and smoked beers I've had, and I've been buying it up whenever I see four-packs still lingering on store shelves.

    I'm glad people don't like that one as much as I do, because I weep for the day I can't get it anymore.
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  34. jryanj927

    jryanj927 Aficionado (205) Maryland Apr 26, 2013

    DC Brau Yonder Cities
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  35. I liked that one too. I did enjoy Fireside Ale a whole lot more- so I focused on drinking that one at the time. At least you can still get one of those beers; I can't get either. Enjoy it while you can!
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  36. Kanger

    Kanger Savant (345) New York Sep 3, 2013

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  37. Handle

    Handle Savant (345) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009


    I liked Fireside, too, though the Fifteen might be in my top five, period. I hope to get a few more four-packs soon! It's one of my "special treat" beers.
  38. vurt

    vurt Savant (495) Oregon Apr 11, 2004

    In the mid- to late-90s, I loved the Dogbolter strong ale brewed by the chain of Firkin pubs in England. Those pubs are long gone, but I still remember how satisfying those pints were. Rich, smooth, malty, tons of dark fruit. (Of course, my palate has changed a lot since my last pint of Dogbolter almost 15 years ago, and it's certainly possible that I wouldn't like it very much today. But I'd love to try it one more time to find out.)
  39. Shluffy

    Shluffy Savant (270) Wisconsin Aug 19, 2013

    A beer I really loved that has been discontinued (for the time being) is New Glarus Fat Squirrel. That was easily my favorite New Glarus beer, but now its probably Spotted Cow.
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  40. BJC

    BJC Aficionado (230) New Jersey Nov 9, 2002

    Ballantine IPA

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