Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

In the spirit of the holidays, "I wish ____ brewery would ____."

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fernz18, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. RutgersBeerGuy

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    Posts:
    266
    Likes Received:
    1,126
    Location:
    New Jersey
    I wish Flying Fish would bring Exit 11 back and make it a year-round beer.
     
    WassailWilly likes this.
  2. skcusab

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    3
    I wish brewers/breweries would realize that bigger is not always better and I wish that people never began to trade beer (that was when this industry stopped being fun)
     
  3. ncaudle

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Posts:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    835
    Location:
    Virginia
    they do... kinda
     
  4. beatlefan56

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Posts:
    9
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I wish Troegs would make Nugget Nectar year-round.
     
    Giovannilucano likes this.
  5. FosterJM

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Posts:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    1,512
    Location:
    California
    I wish that the Bruery would make a base stout at about 8%

    Cheers!
     
  6. Porkhustle

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Posts:
    222
    Likes Received:
    222
    I wish Founders would brew a lager instead of calling out others for making them.

    I wish Victory would re-institute their seasonals and quit using Headwaters as an excuse to not do so.

    I wish Sierra Nevada would become less IPA-centric

    I wish Sam Adams would drop BL from the variety packs

    I wish Bell's would lose their "Fuck NY" attitude and not make us the only state in the east to be Bell-less

    I wish Troegs would redesign themselves

    I wish Cigar City would be organized and consistent

    I wish Blue Point would make better beer

    I wish Greenport Harbor would fail and make room for a less greedy brewery

    I wish Saranac would ask their customers which beer they brew are good and which are not, and then act accordingly

    I wish Anderson Valley would lower their prices

    I wish Stone could tell me in their own words why Ruination is 10 dollars in California and 23 in NY

    I wish every brewery would take the task of brewing a really tasty and unique brown ale

    I wish someone would buck the trend and do something that no one else is doing, or better yet, revitalize a lagging style
     
  7. jasoncheb

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Posts:
    89
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Virginia
    Interesting, I have not seen any of their products in VA. What part of VA have you seen CCB?
     
  8. UCLABrewN84

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Posts:
    7,934
    Likes Received:
    7,933
    Location:
    California
    I think they used to.
     
  9. vikinghick

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    California
    Yes. Yes. And why stop at five?
     
  10. ncaudle

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Posts:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    835
    Location:
    Virginia
    Richmond - extremely limited though, hence the "kinda"
     
  11. WassailWilly

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Posts:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    908
    Location:
    New York
    I wish Captain Lawrence would restart distro to WNY....
    Rochester mainly !!!!
     
  12. GennyCreamAle

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Posts:
    810
    Likes Received:
    2,751
    Location:
    New York
    I was told this was happening. Could be here within a week or two.
     
    WassailWilly likes this.
  13. WassailWilly

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Posts:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    908
    Location:
    New York
     
  14. WassailWilly

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Posts:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    908
    Location:
    New York
    Guess I get my wish !!!!
     
  15. Derranged

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Posts:
    1,253
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    Location:
    New York
    I wish a brewery would give me lots of free beer.
     
  16. GennyCreamAle

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Posts:
    810
    Likes Received:
    2,751
    Location:
    New York
    I wish to have your wish stricken from the record
     
    WassailWilly likes this.
  17. Shagtastic

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2011
    Posts:
    270
    Likes Received:
    713
    Location:
    Indiana
    I wish breweries would quit skipping Indiana and going to Ohio and Illinois without giving us a second thought
     
  18. Deadm8

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Illinois
    I wish 3 Floyds would fill growlers of all of their on tap offerings..... Like they used to!!
     
  19. skcusab

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    3

    Sorry man, I know my opinion might be shared by few but I really feel the glory days of craft brewing have passed (other than supporting local brewers, breweries, etc.) and in my opinion one of the culprits was beer trading.
     
  20. Beerisheaven

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Posts:
    964
    Likes Received:
    887
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I wish Selinsgrove would bottle their fruit, pumpkin, coffee, ipa, ... beers
     
  21. SFACRKnight

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Posts:
    5,680
    Likes Received:
    6,238
    Location:
    Colorado
    In the spirit of the holidays I wish Avery brewing would barrel age tweek / mephaddict.
     
  22. Giovannilucano

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2011
    Posts:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    4,497
    Location:
    Wyoming
    I wish that my favorite Italian breweries would make t-shirts so I can spread the joy! :D
     
    WassailWilly likes this.
  23. jasoncheb

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Posts:
    89
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Virginia
    Thanks! I will definitely be on the lookout when I grab my hardywood products.
     
  24. raynmoon

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Posts:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    2,018
    Location:
    Colorado
    I wish every brewery would be better at dating their bottles. Except for Firestone Walker of course.

    It's a never ending cycle. They think it shouldn't be dated in order to sell it as "fresh" and not scare off a customer, but it sits because it has no date on it.
     
  25. GennyCreamAle

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Posts:
    810
    Likes Received:
    2,751
    Location:
    New York
    What were these 'glory days' like? Because if they didn't afford BA's the opportunity to create relationships with other great BA's by exchanging brews they otherwise would have no shot at enjoying, then I would contend the glory days were not so glorious.

    I wish Ithaca Brewery would produce Brute again, since I have never had any.
     
  26. raynmoon

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Posts:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    2,018
    Location:
    Colorado
    I wish Lagunitas would put Hop Stoopid into 6 packs.
     
    BigBarley likes this.
  27. WassailWilly

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Posts:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    908
    Location:
    New York
    BOTW confirmed today Capt Lawrence in WNY January 2013 !!!
     
  28. GennyCreamAle

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Posts:
    810
    Likes Received:
    2,751
    Location:
    New York
    I have never had any CL. Is that Spéciale Noël picture at your home?
     
  29. mcrago

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Posts:
    390
    Likes Received:
    492
    Location:
    Indiana
    I wish Three Floyds would send me a Dark Lord golden ticket.
     
  30. darknova306

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Posts:
    85
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    New York
    I wish Cigar City and Bell's would expand their distribution to upstate NY.
     
  31. WassailWilly

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Posts:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    908
    Location:
    New York
    Sadly no the pic was one I found online.. I have never tried the beer before.
     
  32. Bakker

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Posts:
    61
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Illinois
    I think you're only allowed one wish!
     
  33. Handle

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    1,189
    Likes Received:
    1,108
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I wish The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery would brew a Rauchbier.
     
  34. Shmuffalo

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Posts:
    795
    Likes Received:
    1,378
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I wish Cigar City Cafe Con Leche was available in Pittsburgh. Its an incredible sweet stout. Of course, I'd welcome all cigar city offerings, but that one in particular was delicious.
     
  35. IHyphySF

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Posts:
    99
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    California
    I wish Cantillon was able to produce enough bottles to become a "shelf beer" and be available to everyone.

    And also wish Russian River would go back to the 750ml bottle format.
     
  36. Bakker

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Posts:
    61
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Illinois
    I wish Goose Island made King Henry this past year, and I hope they bring it back this coming year.
     
  37. FEUO

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Posts:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    1,558
    Location:
    Ontario (Canada)
    I wish THEY ALL delivered to my house in another country. ;)
     
  38. pittsburghkid66

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Posts:
    155
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Indiana
    Me too, preferably on ebay.
     
    YaKnowBrady likes this.
  39. pittsburghkid66

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Posts:
    155
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Indiana
    No kidding, would actually give us in Indiana something to trade.
     
  40. ledzeped503

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Kentucky
    I wish Rogue would just stop. At least for a while. I mean, really, Rogue, you're getting out of control.
     
  • 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.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe