Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Beer you've left in your past

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tkdchampxi, Mar 10, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    The dopplebock just got here and I thought about trying it. Third Coast Ale is exactly that, decent at best. I'd rather buy Unita Ann. Barleywine, Monster ale, Blithering Idiot or many others. I'm just done wasting MY $ on them and being disappointed time after time.
  2. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    Bad beer; regardless of who brews it.
  3. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Jun 18, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I like this topic

    Breckenridge Summerbright
    Flying Dog Old Scratch and Pale Ale
    Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale
    Legend Brown ALe
    Jsteez likes this.
  4. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Anything with the words Light or Lite. Unless it is something like "Light My Fire DIPA".
    Any bomber over $15 and just about all bombers over $10.
    Magic Hat
    Most British beers, and really any UK beer except Guinness.
    Anything in a clear bottle.
  5. TequilaSauer

    TequilaSauer Dec 31, 2006 Florida

    Yuengling Black and Tans are still good as hell.

    For me, it would have to be anything that Dogfish Head does with a musician that costs 20 dollars.
  6. BigMike

    BigMike May 8, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Guinness. For a 2 year period from age 20-22 it's all I drank. Used to think It was the cats ass. Haven't had much if any since.
  7. Casterbridge

    Casterbridge Mar 26, 2010 Connecticut

    Matt's Beer Ball.
  8. NHhomebrewguy

    NHhomebrewguy Apr 9, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    I will always appreciate Sam Adams for getting me into craft beer. They were a gateway beer in a sense. I would buy their seasonal packs all the time, but now I don't even consider them.
  9. tobelerone

    tobelerone Dec 1, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Black note is one of my all time favorite stouts. Java and cherry stouts are nice, as is the dopplebock. I actually think their brown and white are both very solid examples of possibly unexciting styles. Agree with you on hopslam though. Good but not great and terribly overpriced.
  10. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Cigar city
  11. Absolut

    Absolut Sep 19, 2011 California

    fat tire (it was the first 'crafty' beer in the area and it was everywhere). was a great alternative to coors/ diet coke.
    Bass / St. Pauli Girl- thought I was badass.

    oh, and all beer for 10 weeks. ARGH
  12. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    I don't leave beers behind because I'm not sure what other people will offer. There's most definitely a long list of beers I don't get into anymore and won't buy.
  13. charlzm

    charlzm Sep 3, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    All beers from BJ's Brewery - they were my gateways into craft, but the quality has seriously declined.
    Karl Strauss beers - they haven't declined, I've just matured.
    Most easy drinkers: Sam Adams Boston Lager, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Fat Tire, Moose Drool, Magic Hat No. 9, etc... I will still have them on occasion if they are the best choice available.
    Any Samuel Smith beers.
    Anything from Shiner.
    All the year-round Stone beers, especially Arrogant Bastard: bored with them despite their quality.
  14. LODGE4

    LODGE4 Dec 12, 2012 Florida

    I've left these beers in my past (1970's-1980's) years ago ;
  15. Beermasterjarrett

    Beermasterjarrett Feb 20, 2014 California

    Dare I say stone..?? Burnt out on adjunct IPAs. I'll always recommend ruination tho.
    Anything by kona, widmer, pyramid.
  16. jj139

    jj139 Nov 25, 2013 California

    Time to set the Wayback Machine to the mid-70's

    Mickey's Big Mouth
    Rainer Ale (aka Green Death)
    Schlitz Stout Malt Liquor
    Lucky Lager - in the 10 oz bottles
  17. reedtgr

    reedtgr Oct 9, 2012 South Carolina

    Ranger.....it was my first IPA.....I have discovered many better ones since then.
  18. beergoot

    beergoot Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Molson, Labatts, and Moosehead brews come to mind immediately...
  19. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Mar 17, 2013 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Any BMC product
  20. Jsteez

    Jsteez Apr 28, 2012 Utah

    I'm not sure if I'll never drink these brews again, but here is a list of beers I have not purchased in quite some time and I have not intention of buying them again:
    Rogue Dead Guy
    Squatters Oatmeal Stout
    Natty Light
    Squatters Hefeweizen
    Rolling Rock
    Bud Light
    Stella Artois
    Roosters Chocolate Stout (Utah local) I use to love this stuff but when I was recently home for a month on vacation I had one and it just wasn't what I remember it being.
    SN Autumn Seasonal Brown Ale (Tumbler). I would drink this one again if they continued to brew it during the Autumn months.

  21. racingkenny14

    racingkenny14 Dec 7, 2011 New Jersey

    Any Budweiser beers
  22. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    What about torpedo? That's always tasty, balanced, and inexpensive. Celebration next!
  23. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Me too had two especially red lager and 1888bock but they stopped shipping it to Atlanta . I even called to find out why they weren't big sellers. I moved on nothing you can do.
  24. ChristopherShain

    ChristopherShain Feb 9, 2014 Michigan

    Hahaha this was epic for me
  25. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Leinenkugal, guiness, ice house, Dundee's, the big 3, any light beer, all german beers, all Holland beers, all beach beers, sam Adams is getting close unless the rebel ipa is any good. They blew it last year with their Oktoberfest. All wheats unless its little sumpin.
    Coriander should be banned from the process. Pumpkin beers suck.
    #105 upsbeernut, Mar 12, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2014
  26. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Thanks for summing it up for me, never had roosters though, but you about covered my list.
    Jsteez likes this.
  27. knotfast

    knotfast Jan 15, 2010 New York

    Genesee Cream Ale - drank WAY too much of this in my younger days
  28. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Oct 19, 2010 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I am going to miss Tumbler this fall...
    Jsteez likes this.
  29. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Amber Bock which led me to Shiner Black which led me to so on & so on.Just bought a 6er of Shiner Black again 2 wks ago and still find it a decent beer.Cheers
  30. trubeernick

    trubeernick Aug 7, 2010 California

    Bud light
    Fat tire
  31. Rbroccoli

    Rbroccoli Jul 30, 2013 Alabama

    I've never cared much for Oberon, I really like THA, but Bell's makes some seriously great stouts IMO. I just don't see how people can't like Expedition
  32. TheGator321

    TheGator321 May 29, 2013 Connecticut

    BMC, of course.
  33. Morakaton

    Morakaton May 6, 2013 Michigan

    Wow, I just looked at the Sam Adams Summer 2014 lineup. It's literally the same as 2013s, with Little White Rye swapped out with White Lantern (both witbiers). I revoke my former statement, there is definitely no reason to get this one, and will be skipping out on it entirely.
  34. Morakaton

    Morakaton May 6, 2013 Michigan

    Agreed, Bell's Expedition Stout and Java Stout are top tier in there classes, and I hear Black Note is just unbelievably good. There Porter and Kalamazoo Stout aren't the best, but I find it hard to believe anyone could call them watery garbage, Kalamazoo Stout especially is a great buy at like $8.49 a sixer.
  35. michman

    michman Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    Not sure how I forgot Black Note. It is as good as it gets and I will drink one over KBS and esp that overrated boozy mess BCBS
  36. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Harpoon IPA
  37. cdiddy

    cdiddy Jan 8, 2014 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Interesting thread.

    DFH 60. It just doesn't appeal to me anymore vs. other IPA's out there, probably because it is so different and I drank it way too much. Still enjoy the occasional 90.
    Fat Tire -my go to back in the 00's on draft when I lived in STL.
    Long Trail Ale and Otter Creek Copper --my standard college beers in the 90s (aside from Milwaukee's Best of course)

    On a side note, I still would never turn down a SNPA, even though I've probably had hundreds and hundreds of them.
    Growlerguzzler likes this.
  38. M-14

    M-14 Feb 5, 2014 California

    Moosehead. What was I thinking?
  39. DrGonzoDDS

    DrGonzoDDS Mar 7, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Blue moon
    -chronological beer evolution for me. Then...
    In '09 I had my 1st BCBS & St. Bernardus 12 (still 2 of my favorites) and I will never be able to drink the above list, and many others again. Life is too short, and there are amazing beers out there to find.
  40. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    I suppose for me it would be Genesee Cream Ale. It was my go to beer when I became of legal drinking age. I couldn't find it after I moved away from New York. I had a relative come to visit and he brought me a six pack as a surprise. I drank one and smiled through it because it was a thoughtful gesture, but to be honest it was terrible...
    utopiajane likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!