Nostalgic Beers

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  1. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,854) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    :astonished: I assume you meant "Sam Adams" above rather than UK's Samuel Smith, but Pete's Wicked Ale and the Samuel Adams beers were both contract-brewed brands that did not hit the market until the mid-1980s (and both took a few years to expand their distribution region beyond their initial market) by which time there were dozens of "craft" breweries in the US, including well-known existing breweries like Anchor, Boulder and Sierra Nevada. In the PNW alone, there was Yakima (Grant's), Widmer, Redhook and the breweries that would evolve into Pyramid and BridgePort.
     
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  2. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,214) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    Miller High Life - my grandfather always used to drink it

    Sam Adam's Octoberfest - first beer I bought when I turned 21

    Brubaker - drunken 'last calls' at my college bar, this was the cheapest they had haha
     
  3. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Crusader (781) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Coors....when it was not available around here (it was exciting when someone went "west" and brought some back!)

    Anchor Steam.....one of my first beer experiences, and still my favorite brewery

    Sierra Nevada Pale - a classic

    Great Lakes Dortmunder - used to drink a lot of this in the late 80's, after they opened in Cleveland

    Liberty St Brewing (defunct Akron brewery) for their Dragonslayer - great beer!
     
  4. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (318) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Kirin Namakuro. I lived in Japan for a couple years after college and was at the stage where Guinness represented the Cadillac of beers, and Namakuro was dark, tasty and available at the 7-11 in Nerima.
     
  5. Nmelione

    Nmelione Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 New Jersey

    I have a few. I feel like anytime I'm somewhere or something special happens while consuming a certain beer I will always think of that situation when I drink that beer. For example. My first trip to Rome I drank a ton of Moretti so that always reminds me of Rome. When I was younger I would always hang at this lake side bar drinking Corona so thats also a big one for me
     
  6. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York


    The morning greeting at the local high school was not "good morning" but rather, "whose got the beer." Genesee. Yes of course.
     
  7. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Jack - you sounded a bit like the world's most interesting man there!
     
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  8. Uconnelmo

    Uconnelmo Zealot (532) Jan 2, 2015 Connecticut
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    sam adams, magic hat, petes wicked, red hook, anchor steam, sierra nevada, sam smiths .... old school
     
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  9. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,156) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Maybe because I am the world's most interesting man, maybe!?:wink:

    Cheers!
     
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  10. KMDiPas

    KMDiPas Initiate (82) Sep 9, 2014 New Hampshire

    Arrogant Bastard for me, it's amazing what 4-5 years can do.
     
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  11. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (318) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    If only that had been Avery's The Beast in cans. Things would have gotten quite interesting. :grimacing:
     
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  12. ceeg

    ceeg Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 New York

    Esslinger and Liebotschaner Cream Ale in returnable bottles were the weekday go-to in our college age household at $7.99 and $8.99 a case.

    Yuengling Porter and Lord Chesterfield in returnables were the weekend brews.

    Those were the days...
     
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  13. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,511) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    I've been drinking too much beer for way too long. I'll start with that. Probably 35 years. Sooooo
    Black Label my first I think. Bud, Hamm's, Miesterbrau, Glacier Bay, Colt 45, Mickey's Wide Mouth, Moosehead, Rolling Rock Ponys, Miller Ponys, Coors, Coors Gold, Labatts Blue, Molsons Bradur smuggled from Canada,Gansett, Redhook Ballards Bitter I think was my intro to craft if I remember correctly. May have been a British beer though like Watneys Red Barrel.......thing is the 80s killed a significant number of brain cells. Damn good times though....
     
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  14. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,133) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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    in 1982 I was in my early twenties, me and my roommate then would stop every payday(Friday) to get beer, we would buy anchor steam, I thought, what a goofy beer, little did I know that was a craft beer! so anchor steam is my choice for this
     
  15. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (975) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Is dubyanel near uvar?
     
  16. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (3,361) Jan 18, 2003 Illinois
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    Old Style for sure and if I had a little extra scratch, Special Export!
     
  17. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Initiate (0) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    That's a cool bottle/label!
     
  18. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Ice Beers I remember when 5.5% was a high ABV beer.
     
  19. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (952) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Guinness. Before I got into craft brews, I slugged down so much Guinness. I used to love getting a fresh pour at a bar and ripping down two-thirds of it on the first pull. So smooth and cold, I thought at the time. Rarely do I order one now, but I remember drinking lots of Guinness in a night and never being hungover. Totally reminds me of my early 20's.
     
  20. silverking

    silverking Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 Florida

    Heineken. I'm drinking one now as a matter of fact. I just bought a 12 pack of it today on a whim, and it brings back some good memories. Back in the not so distant past, I was a teenager who loved Coors light and bonfires (I still love bonfires). One of my good friends always drank Heineken. I remember hating the stuff. Anyway, drinking it now reminds me of simpler (and more reckless) times. Oh well. The past is gone I suppose, but for a moment I can go back with a sip of Heineken.
     
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  21. silverking

    silverking Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 Florida

    And does anyone remember the infamous keystelope?
     
  22. Ruger

    Ruger Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2010 Kentucky

  23. souvenirs

    souvenirs Defender (694) Apr 18, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    Pump House Blueberry Ale. Visited the brewery a few times and had it on tap, plus I used to buy it the ANBL in my undergrad days.
     
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