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Which closed brewery did you wish was still around?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by canucklehead, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. slander

    slander BA Site Editor Staff Member

    Location:
    New York
    Yes, the Vin de Cereale is lovely, can't speak to the otherwise unobtainable Foederbier, but surely you know I'm talking about their primary line Classic proper, and Grand Cru, too.

    And trading up the Alexander for the Redbach is just criminal...
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  2. mklinger

    mklinger Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Bert Grant & all of his great beers. He redefined many of the styles that are now mainstays of craft brewing. Perhaps the first IPA & RIS done American style back on the mid 80's. Great examples of those styles (at least in my memory).
  3. wlaschober

    wlaschober Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Log Jam Brewery in Tomahawk, Wi. Missed dearly!
  4. rlcoffey

    rlcoffey Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    Shut up. :)
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  5. TongoRad

    TongoRad Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    That's true about the Cream Stout- I really liked that one, but the ubiquitous Red Barrel never really did it for me.

    I'll also add Young's Ram Brewery- Old Nick, Ramrod and their Oatmeal Stout were reliable and tasty. I just loved their yeast profile in everything they made.
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  6. patto1ro

    patto1ro Member

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Never cared for Alexander. I always thought that classic Rodenbach fell between two stools: a beer that was trying to have mass appeal and be quite traditional at the same time.
  7. patto1ro

    patto1ro Member

    Location:
    Netherlands
    If you knew how Watneys Cream Stout was brewed you might not be so keen. Mostly pasteurised ullage with loads of caramel and sugar.
  8. PatBrad

    PatBrad Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Agreed. Their Pozharnik Imperial Stout was delicious and an excellent value!
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  9. valdieu2

    valdieu2 Member

    Location:
    Maine
    Stone Coast in Portland, ME. Their 1260 was awesome.
    Castle In The Clouds in NH. Ye Olde Chucklehead barleywine was the best.
  10. JJSmash

    JJSmash Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I recall Rhino Chasers having some pretty good beers, but maybe my memory is fading with age.
  11. RDMII

    RDMII Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    +1. I never knew of them but found a bottle of Pompier, St.Florian, Big O, and Rustwagen on a beer scavenging run last year. Loved all four of them. Sad I can't get any more.
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  12. kingofhop

    kingofhop Member

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Falstaff in St Louis.
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  13. yummybeer

    yummybeer Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Oasis in Boulder CO. I cut my craft beer teeth at that place.
  14. csurowiec

    csurowiec Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    DeGroens in Baltimore. Their beers were well loved by me and I was sorry to see it go.
  15. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    I have to throw in another vote for Grants. Also Hawks Brewing in Oregon. Killer oatmeal stout, a solid IPA, and the Sweet Amber was one of the best malt liquors I've ever had.
  16. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Member

    Location:
    Florida
    You ever drink a warm Bud light? that is was what i thought all beer tasted like until i discovered a keg of Watney's at a party. Epiphany for sure.

    Cheers
  17. Seanvino

    Seanvino Member

    Location:
    California
    Another vote for Bert Grant and his whole lineup. New Albion will always be a fond memory. Palo Alto Brewing Co. London Real Ale and River City Brewing Bock were favorites many moons ago...
  18. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    So true. I really miss Shut the Hell Up (among other things).
  19. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Hands down for me is Young & Co. Brewery PLC, before the merger w/Wells. Such a shame and a loss, truly miss the styles that I cut my teeth on in my early 20's i.e. Young's Oatmeal Stout, Old Nick, RamRod...now the only thing I seem to find in the NE Ohio area is the Young's Double Chocolate Stout, just can't seem to get with it.
  20. khall62

    khall62 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    The original Pete's ( not what it became after he sold it) I loved the original Winter brew.
  21. andylipp

    andylipp Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Eldridge Pope & Co. PLC
  22. blatantdream

    blatantdream Member

    Location:
    New York
    Definitely Heavyweight. They were doing things ahead of their time. Last I heard, they were still brewing but only here and there for particular restaurants like Fette Sau in Brooklyn, NY. They did for awhile though. Doubt they are still doing that. The brewer just wanted to retire I believe.
  23. jesskidden

    jesskidden Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Tom Baker and Peggy Zwerver, owners of Heavyweight, opened Earth Bread + Brewery in Philadelphia in 2008.
  24. reviticus

    reviticus Member

    thought about this a couple times today.....Pete's Wicked Ale
  25. blatantdream

    blatantdream Member

    Location:
    New York
    Awesome. Definitely need to check that out. Spoke to them at a Beer Festival and they were telling me they were tired of the "circuit" they were caught in trying to do all these festivals and promoting the beer. Very happy they are still around.
  26. eajb24

    eajb24 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Hammer and Nail out of Watertown CT
  27. bbfcfm11

    bbfcfm11 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I 2nd Hammer & Nail...only ever around when I was a youngin but that didn't deter...
  28. Skoallrebel

    Skoallrebel Member

  29. dunix

    dunix Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    This. Loved me some Wild Child and the wings.
  30. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Living in the Pacific NW, I have unfortunately seen many breweries come and go. A list of some of my old favs are:

    Grants (mandarin hef, porter)
    Saxon/Nor'Wester/Portland Brewing (Benchmark Olde Ale)
    Pacific Rim (Driftwood, Ring of Fire)
    Roots Organic Brewing (Epic Ale!)
  31. Mark

    Mark Member

    Location:
    California
    How I miss the Ram Brewery in London. I've been fortunate to have taken many vacations to England with more to come and I always loved my pilgrimmage to Young's. It's been so painful that only once since 06 have I even went back to that area. The Brewery Tap was wonderful and the late Mr. Young himself personally responded to me after I complimented his beers, staff, and taproom. The building is still there and protected, they were supposed to reopen the taproom. Sadly it has not happened and I wonder if it ever will.
  32. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Pacific Crest Brewing n Tukwilla, WA

    RIP.

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