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What beer that is no longer produced do you wish would be?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Advocate (580) West Virginia Apr 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    Troegs Oatmeal Stout, cause java head just dont cut it.
  2. Norica

    Norica Savant (380) Massachusetts Feb 2, 2006

    Dornbusch Alt and Pete's Wicked Lager.
  3. HoistinBrews

    HoistinBrews Savant (445) Minnesota Mar 26, 2011

    James Page Northern Lights Bock
  4. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    Falstaff. From the St Louis brewery.
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  5. johnnnniee

    johnnnniee Champion (805) New Hampshire Feb 28, 2007 Beer Trader

    Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
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  6. RockAZ

    RockAZ Savant (470) Arizona Jan 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    Dozens of beers in this thread I have never had, thanks for the tease. Here is my all-time want to have again one off beer from a major brewery. Avery - 10th Anniversary which was 10 malts, 10 hops, 10 % baby and nectar of the Gods!
  7. crosamich

    crosamich Savant (305) Florida Nov 28, 2007 Beer Trader

    a Catch 22. if all the whalez that people alluded to were brewed often then no one would want them because there would be other "rare" beers to covet
  8. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (620) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004 Subscriber

    Yorkshire Clubs Dark Mild, Wem Bitter, Wem Mild, Bass Red Triangle, Wethered's Bitter, Plymouth Heavy, Dunkirk Pale Ale, Simpkiss Mild and many others.
  9. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Broken record time for me...Young's Oatmeal Stout, Ramrod, & Old Nick. Before the merger w/Well's I'd buy Young's over Sam Smith's all day everyday...Taddy Caster not with standing of course. A couple old school BMC staples from my early days of looking for better beer and settling for these @ most places the original Michelob & the Miller contract brewed Lowenbrau. :rolleyes:
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  10. p90beer

    p90beer Aficionado (145) Delaware Jan 10, 2011

    Calgary AMBER beer - the beer that started my immersion into craft in 1986 - when IPAs were not existent, when people sought "amber ales".
  11. Bert Grants Scottish Ale. Miss that beer.
  12. Used to play poker with Pete's brother. The name was sold long ago. As I recall, Pete got into chocolate. Next time I run into his brother, I'll have to ask him what Pete's up to these days.
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  13. Ballantine IPA. This was the first "weird" (i.e. not light lager) beer I had, back in the 1960's. I loved it at first taste and it's probably what started my lifelong quest for interesting beers.
  14. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Gambrinus (at the time one of two US importers of Corona, which also owned Spoetzl (Shiner) and a few other breweries) bought the brand in 1998. They discontinued it a couple of years ago now.

    Slosberg still gets involved in the brewing industry occasionally - usually in one-off "charity" brews. Here's a recent example -16 Mile and Pete Slosberg create third in charity beer series (although calling him the "father of the craft beer revolution" is laughable). And before that there was a beer called Reunion .
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  15. lester619

    lester619 Advocate (625) Wisconsin Apr 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Was just going to say Yokel. It was just a damn solid beer. I wish they would at least put it in the seasonal rotation once in a while.
  16. DanielNicholson

    DanielNicholson Zealot (80) Texas Aug 17, 2012

    Rye on Rye :( Sad it's the last year
  17. beergoot

    beergoot Advocate (745) Colorado Oct 11, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Robin Hood Cream Ale -- for the adventure...!!
  18. Bridgeport ESB.
  19. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Savant (485) Pennsylvania Jan 23, 2007

    Anything from DeGroen
  20. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007

    Stone Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. What a beer.
  21. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    BALLANTINES....... "INDIA PALE ALE"............ how many remember that stuff.............
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  22. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    oh and youngs OLD NICK..................... great barleywine...............
  23. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Found this article. Too bad about Pete's. Still have a pint glass of theirs.
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  24. I think I saw a few bottles on a shelf the other day.
  25. surfmanjim

    surfmanjim Savant (270) New Jersey Aug 21, 2005

    Heavyweight Perkunos Hammer was just incredible. Also, before the craft beer movement began, Pabst brewed a barley, hops and yeast beer named Andecher. (no corn) It was good stuff back in the day.
  26. bump8628

    bump8628 Advocate (530) Oklahoma Feb 21, 2008

    Crystal Pepsi...
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  27. I'm not surprised. It had a pretty hefty price tag, but it was so worth it.
  28. jchoffman

    jchoffman Aficionado (195) Georgia Jan 28, 2012

    The Stone Green Tea IPA was excellent.. wish it was still around
  29. fatsnowman22

    fatsnowman22 Savant (305) Nevada Feb 2, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    The Bruery's. oui oui. Sour blond in Chardonnay barrels
  30. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    [​IMG]Pabst's super-premium was named Andeker (I only remember because I used to spell it wrong, too, and always wondered why I couldn't find any info on it). Pabst was always messing with it - they dropped it during WWII and it didn't come back for a decade and then as a draught-only product.

    For a time, it was apparently only available regionally (and probably only brewed in Milwaukee, rather than the other Pabst breweries). And when they decided to make it their national Michelob-fighter (right down to a look-alike bottle/label) super-premium entry ('60-'70's) they also changed the recipe from being an all-malt beer. It converted back to all-malt before disappearing again after Pabst went through a number of ownership/management changes in the 80's.
  31. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    IPA's were never "not existent" in the US market, Falstaff continued to brew and market Ballantine India Pale Ale into and after the start of the craft era and the first new IPA's hit the shelves (Bert Grant's generally considered the first so-named ale, other credit Anchor Liberty or SN Celebration but neither was labeled as such). Granted, by the '80's it wasn't as widely distributed as it once was, but was still well-known and often discussed in the emerging beer appreciation culture.

    IIRC Calgary Amber Beer was a Canadian product from Carling-O'Keefe, but even Canada still had a few IPA's into the '80's Labatt's IPA (in name at least) probably the most widely distributed.
  32. surfmanjim

    surfmanjim Savant (270) New Jersey Aug 21, 2005

    I used to be able to get it in Virginia in the early to mid 80's. It was a decent alternative to imports.
  33. ejeffer11

    ejeffer11 Savant (370) New York Feb 15, 2008 Beer Trader

    perkuno's hammer
  34. zestd

    zestd Savant (470) Idaho Jan 18, 2013

    New Coke.
  35. Beamish dry stout. Brings back good memories of traveling through Ireland.
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  36. omgshesaboy

    omgshesaboy Aficionado (190) Ohio Jul 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    It was the third post on this thread...but bourbon county brand vanilla stout would also be my choice...just killed my last bottle.
  37. hardy008

    hardy008 Champion (780) Minnesota Jan 12, 2008 Subscriber

    Jester King Black Metal Imperial Stout. I can't believe they retired it, and are making a Farmhouse version of it. o_O
  38. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Savant (495) Illinois Nov 2, 2011

    Bud Dry... MMMM it was always sooo dry.
  39. I will echo others with Squall. Much, much better than what replaced it (75 Minute IPA?).
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  40. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Yeah, as I noted, they took it national a few times, or at least, it had a broader distribution area at times. All the big brewers of the era wanted a super-premium beer that could compete with Michelob back in that era. (As the Andeker bottle below clearly shows). Schlitz tried Erlanger and Encore, Stroh had Signature, a revamped Erlanger (after buy Schlitz) and eventually bought Huber's Augsburger. Coors tried with Herman Joseph and Master III. Miller went the simple way and was probably the most successful for a time, by licensing the rights for Lowenbrau brand in the US.

    I've got references to Andeker being all-malt in the '50's and again in the 80's, but other ads and Pabst material in between note "malt" and "selected cereal grains" - probably corn grits, which Pabst used for Blue Ribbon at the time. In one promotional piece, even boasting that they were "... the only brewer in the US to ensure quality of product by buying and milling much of its own corn".


    It was tasty stuff but I didn't see it often and I lived only 30 miles from their Newark brewery (and even went out with a young woman whose father worked there--- but, that's another story...no free beer involved, either).