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Special/occasional brews you wish were year-round

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MVotter, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. MVotter

    MVotter Savant (280) New York Sep 9, 2007

    Dogfish Head Bitches Brew
    Stone Imperial Russian Stout
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  2. Victory Moonglow (though at this point I'll take seasonal distro beyond the 5 counties)
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  3. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (410) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    tasmanian IPA
  4. Breakfast Stout, Williamsburg Coffehouse Stout, Thunderstruck Coffee Porter, Chocolate Yeti, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, and I could go on forever. Seasonals/specials seem to be my favorite.
  5. SN Celebration
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  6. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Backwoods Bastard.
  7. I enjoy the constant changing of seasonals though summer is quite boring to me.
  8. CCB oatmeal raisin cookie
    CCB peach IPA
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  9. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

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  10. bobhits

    bobhits Savant (465) Kentucky Oct 31, 2006

    Black Note
    Bourbon County Rare (yeah yeah one off doesn't count)
    Bourbon County Stout
    Black Ops
    Lucky Bastard
    Espresso Oak Aged Yeti (and back in Kentucky)
  11. Nugget nectar, kiwi rising, resin
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  12. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (380) New York Jul 16, 2011

    <------------ and apparently, my wish is coming true soon :D
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  13. mellowmark

    mellowmark Savant (465) Minnesota Mar 31, 2010

  14. Bitter Brewer
  15. MVotter

    MVotter Savant (280) New York Sep 9, 2007

  16. denver10

    denver10 Champion (910) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Deschutes's Red Chair
    Odell's St. Lupulin
    Epic's Big Bad Baptist
    Firestone Walker's Parabola
  17. Off the top of my head...

    Troegs Nugget Nectar
    Weyerbacher Insanity
    Founders Imperial Stout
    North Coast Old Stock Ale
  18. Larrygto

    Larrygto Aficionado (230) Arizona May 28, 2012

    While it's true that it would be nice if these were available all the time, I think waiting for them makes them taste all that much better when they do come out!
    Plus what would we have to talk about if they were always available?
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  19. Gandhi-Bot
    Plead the Fifth
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  20. MVotter

    MVotter Savant (280) New York Sep 9, 2007

    Hahaha! We would probably end up complaining about how much more we're shelling out per week because the beers that used to be "occasional" had become "year-round" offerings.
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  21. cid71

    cid71 Aficionado (155) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009

    Troegs sunshine pils
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  22. Nugget Nectar
    Double Trouble
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  23. Sam doesn't get a whole lot of love at times, but I love their spring seasonal Samuel Adams Alpine Spring. I could easily drink it all year long. Sixpoint Apollo, a Kellerweis, is also a fantastic seasonal that I wish were a year-round offering. Southern Tier Pumking could easily be a year-round favorite too.
  24. Drew26

    Drew26 Savant (455) Wisconsin Nov 2, 2012

    Backwoods Bastard
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  25. antilite

    antilite Aficionado (170) Florida Jan 1, 2012

    CCB Bolita Double Nut Brown.
  26. Schlafly Tasmanian IPA! In fact I'd love to see any of their special release brews become year round.
  27. fatske

    fatske Initiate (0) Pennsylvania Jun 5, 2009

    Loving the Alpine Spring, wish it were available all year round.Just plain fun to drink.Really want to explore more of the kellerbier style.
  28. DinoFight

    DinoFight Aficionado (245) Arizona Jan 23, 2013

    Bell's Hopslam
    San Tan's Count Hopula
    San Tan's Mr. Pineapple
    Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale
    Sierra Nevada's Summerfest
  29. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (660) Virginia Jan 27, 2013

    Imperial Stout
    Breakfast Stout
    Bitches Brew
  30. Sam Adams: Old Fezziwig/holiday porter
    Narrangansett: Porter/Summer
    Sierra Nevada: Hoptimum, celebration
    Smuttynose: Baltic Porter, Pumpkin
    Founders FBS
    Mayflower: Spring Hop

    To be honest I'm kinda glad some of these beers are only available for limited time because it adds to the novelty. Nothing like grabbing that first 12pack of Celebration around Halloween.
  31. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (845) California Nov 16, 2009

    Raspberry is WAY better.

  32. markschemper

    markschemper Initiate (20) Nevada Jan 26, 2013

    Wilco Tango Foxtrot

  33. Sierra Nevada Celebration
    Great Lakes Christmas Beer
    Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale
  34. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale and Northern Hemisphere
  35. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (290) Illinois Nov 27, 2012


    I've been preaching the gospel of this beer, but it's my favorite DIPA and if it were year-round and in a 6-pack, you'd be hearing about a beer in the same league as PtE, Heady Topper, etc.
  36. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (395) California Nov 7, 2011

    Although my area is horrendous for actually obtaining most all rares and even seasonals for that matter. I like the excitement that comes with the revolving choices. For example the Lagunitas Sucks is great! And when it finally hit shelves I have yet to come up for air. Reading that it might be available year round instead of seasonal is kinda of let down instead of something great.

    Call me crazy , but I just like keeping it fresh.
  37. Sierra Nevada Tumbler...something about that beer...
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  38. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    Breakfast Stout, Nugget Nectar, Flower Power
  39. Heady978

    Heady978 Savant (255) Massachusetts Jan 11, 2013

    Nugget Nectar, Kiwi Rising, Founders IS, Palate Wrecker, and YuleSmith (Summer) are all great seasonal offerings that come to mind - all of which I would happily consume at any point during the year
  40. Founders Backwoods Bastard
    Weyerbacher Insanity
    Surly Wet
    GI King Henry/Barleywine
    DFH 120
    FW Abacus
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