Nostalgic Beers

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  1. TurkeyFeathers

    TurkeyFeathers Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 New York

    Genesee Cream ale pounders in the thick cardboard case reminds me of skipping school for largemouth bass and northern pike fishing. Heck ,I was 35 at the time:grimacing:
     
  2. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,317) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Coors and keystone from the high school days.
    Guinness, Stella and Heineken from what my dad used to drink before he stopped drinking.
    Dogfish 60 minute, porkslap, and #9 some of the first craft beers I ever had
     
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  3. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Milwaukee's Best was one of our main go to cheap beers along with Busch and natty. Just running around drunk and constantly pissing...I miss it
     
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  4. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (459) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    this was certainly the first beer I ever tried. My dad used to get all dick-pumped when he could find them in 'pounders'!!!

    PBR is another, as my grandfather always had enough on hand to drown a horse. He would love that I grew up to 'enjoy' it.
     
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  5. rjniles

    rjniles Initiate (97) Aug 30, 2012 South Carolina

    Balantine Ale
     
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  6. Benish

    Benish Meyvn (1,084) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
    Trader

    Point Special from the Stevens Point Brewery in WI.

    Both my wife and I received our bachelors there as well as my parents. My dad drank at lot of Point Special and often told me stories of the days when he was in the fraternity and would pick up kegs straight from the brewery.

    While I was in school, I drank a lot of Point as well - although I never was in a fraternity. But it does bring me back to where I spent most of my time in college.
     
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  7. Foyle

    Foyle Savant (927) Sep 29, 2007 North Carolina

    High school/college (early to mid 1980's): Schaeffer and Coors Banquet

    my return to beer drinking (mid 1990's): Yuengling, Newkie Brown, Bass Ale
     
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  8. J-Rye

    J-Rye Initiate (178) Aug 12, 2014 New Jersey

    Bass Ale, back when widely available, decent domestics were in short supply. Also, Pabst Blue Ribbon.
     
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  9. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (7,075) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Society

    For the way back machine...

    Anchor Steam
    Dogfish Raison D'etre
    Leffe Blonde

    While Raison has been retired and I would go through cases of that stuff, the others are just simple fun brews that I always just keep putting on the back burner with the choices of so much else out there.

    Always trying new Anchor stuff, but every time I have the steam beer I always keep telling myself I need to have this more often. :slight_smile:
     
  10. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,004) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    Genesee Cream Ale and Utica Club...can you guess where I grew up?:wink:
     
  11. raulstotle12

    raulstotle12 Initiate (159) Feb 19, 2014 California

    One of the first craft beers i tried, Stone Arrogant Bastard
     
  12. jzlyo

    jzlyo Poo-Bah (1,899) Mar 4, 2012 Iowa

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, it was the first craft beer and hoppy beer that I liked. I've drank a ton of 80 Acre over the year and Icehouse also, its what my dad drank.
     
  13. shadyside

    shadyside Defender (608) Feb 27, 2011 Georgia
    Society

    Schoenling Little Kings, Stroh's and Rolling Rock. Long time ago.
     
  14. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,877) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Society Trader

    Brew 102, Ballantine XXX, Gosser, Toohey's New, Rainier Ale. ..
     
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  15. Boverhof3

    Boverhof3 Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2006 Michigan

    As a Gen X slacker, Rolling Rock brings memories of when I was young and happening.

    Watch the movie REALITY BITES and you'll see what I mean.
     
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  16. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (983) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Ringnes from Norway, Munich Lowenbrau, National Premium, Watney's Red Barrel, Young's Oatmeal Stout, Shepherd Neame Bishop's Finger, and I still love Anchor Steam. Huge memories.
     
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  17. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (821) Jan 19, 2013 New Brunswick (Canada)

    Moosehead Light (Moosehead Brewery Saint John, New Brunswick). Drank my fair share of that stuff in high school. I still like to pick up a 12 pack every once in awhile when I'm looking for a cheap, refreshing brew (especially as the weather gets warmer).
     
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  18. do_ob

    do_ob Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2015 Kentucky

    Rogue Dead Guy Ale and Stone Arrogant Bastard for me. I drank a ton of both with friends when I was stationed in Pensacola. Good times, and good people.
     
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  19. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard. Also maybe Golden Monkey.
     
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  20. Joshjv

    Joshjv Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2013 Michigan

    This. I grew up spending time on a lake in WI. Point was readily available, cheap, and you could drink it all day on the lake and still be functional!
    Nowadays, I don't drink Point. But I do still use a handful of their old heavy duty cases to store my homebrew.. best beer boxes ever! I've used an empty one as a step stool before..
     
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  21. puboflyons

    puboflyons Poo-Bah (4,945) Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    I went to college in Northern Vermont in the 1970's. We used to do beer runs to Canada to pick up Molson Brador. We'd buy cases of it to bring back. It was available in the USA briefly in the 1980's.
     
  22. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (435) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
    Trader

    Deuchars IPA -- champion beer of Britain -- via many busines trips to Edinburgh early 2000s-- showed me that a cask ale could be super crisp/bright and bursting w hops....reminds me of the Blue Blazer and the Oxford Bar and the Guildford--- and late nights at Whistle Binkies. .
     
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  23. raffels

    raffels Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

    Rewind to 1978-1980ish- Rolling Rock, Old German, Little Kings, Stoneys and Mickey's Malt Liquor in the grenade bottles with the pull top designed by Satan himself-I still have a scar on my left thumb as a visual reminder of a misspent youth.
     
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  24. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,111) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
    Industry

    I hung out at the Oxford Bar while visiting/working in Edinburgh in the late 90s. Did they serve Deuchars, too? I certainly drank enough of the stuff at Bannermans, The Abbey, and The Pear Tree. Ended up meeting my (German) wife there...getting nostalgic myself now. Cheers!
     
  25. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (5,156) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    JW Dundee Honey Brown reminds me of college in upstate New York. Other beers like Mammoth Hefe and Moose Drool remind me of various national parks camping trips.
     
  26. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (435) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Cheers dude -- great story. EDI is a special place -- and such an amazing beer destination. Tons of old world pubs with a rapidly growing craft beer scene with places like the Stockbridge Tap and Hanging Bat serving up a new brand of Americanized hoppy beers (although don't try to tell that to the locals...many of whom would swear Citra hops are grown in the UK). Also -- greatest crawl ever starts w a hike up Arthur's Seat and down into Duddingston for a pint at the Sheep's Heid. Must get back every few years....
     
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  27. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (1,989) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia

    Great !..I drank enough Meisterbrau in college to fill a reservoir. This was 1986 and I think I was paying less than $4 a 12 pack then, Cheers !!!
     
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  28. Buck89

    Buck89 Poo-Bah (2,949) Feb 7, 2015 Tennessee
    Society Trader

    Sam Adams for me. My college splurge in the late 80's.

    In contrast, Mickey's Big Mouth provokes nausea from 12th grade...
     
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  29. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    my brau drinking days were in the early/mid nineties and I think a case was about $13 which is pretty good for Michigan. Hard to believe it only scores a 47 on BA...lol. Hopefully this beer gets resurrected someday
     
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  30. 1ale_man

    1ale_man Initiate (183) Apr 25, 2015 Texas

    Sorry folks, I have to say sumpin' else. As for the first quote, when I was in early high school some one bragged about their stash, Smirnoff grape vodka. Left school walking, found their stash, stole it and drank it. Got caught by my mother next morning. Hung over and couldn't make school.
    As for the second, we would go o a local bootlegger and get beer for $3 a sixer, $3 for a quart, and $3 for MD 20/20. Good times for a teen during '60's, but jeeze a meeze that wine was some bad crap. Head pounder. "Remember"
     
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  31. KentT

    KentT Aspirant (205) Oct 15, 2008 Tennessee

    Sterling and Meister Brau were the wonders of misspent adulthood, LowenBrau and Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Stock Ale warmed this gimpy, leaky Stereo enthusiast's days, relaxed him, and kept the kidneys working.
     
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  32. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 California

    I remember when I was a wee lad drinking Ole Pure
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  33. FalconCount

    FalconCount Initiate (149) Sep 1, 2013 Texas
    Trader

    Live Oak Brewing. To be more specific, Big Bark and the Hefe. I still love going back to Crown and Anchor right next to UT to get a pitcher.
     
  34. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,214) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Busch pounders remind me of high school.
    Crazy Horse and Colt 45 remind me of embarrassing myself.
    Paulaner Salvator and Spaten Optimator remind me of when I started to "get it."
    Sammy Smith Taddy Porter, Nut Brown Ale and Oatmeal Stout remind me of college.
    So does Magic Hat #9 and Fat Angel.
    Guinness reminds of going to bars/pubs in my 20s.
    Olde English reminds me of punk/hardcore music.
    Founders Breakfast Stout reminds me of my first real "wow" moment once I did "get it."

    The rest of it is all a result of this.
     
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  35. BeerBob

    BeerBob Savant (914) May 30, 2002 Nebraska
    Society

    The sad part of this is MD 20/20 is no longer 20/20... more like 16/16 or less... Boo!
     
  36. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    PBR also brings back good memories. My dads beer of choice in Vietnam.


     
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  37. BecauseWhalezbro

    BecauseWhalezbro Aspirant (296) Apr 22, 2015 Colorado
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    Devils Backbone Sixpoint IPA..drank tons of it while going to W&L and I can only ever get it when im back at campus.
     
  38. BowWowWowYippyYoIPA

    BowWowWowYippyYoIPA Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2014 California

    Mickey's Ice. Also, just about any MBC mixed with cigarettes, dive bar scent.
     
  39. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Illinois

    Old Style Lager, reminds me of going to Cub games with my dad, from the late 60's until the mid 80's. Still drink it to this day. Matter of fact there's 6 or 7 in my regular fridge right now, had some while watching the Stanley Cup Finals along with some pizza on Saturday.
     
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  40. suttonssuds

    suttonssuds Initiate (67) Feb 1, 2012 Massachusetts

    Schlitz Tall Boys, Genesee Cream Ale, Labatt 50 and Maximus Super. Good Upstate New York College Memories!
     
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