Special/occasional brews you wish were year-round

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  1. MVotter

    MVotter Disciple (333) Sep 9, 2007 New York

    Dogfish Head Bitches Brew
    Stone Imperial Russian Stout
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  2. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,063) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Victory Moonglow (though at this point I'll take seasonal distro beyond the 5 counties)
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  3. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    tasmanian IPA
  4. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Devotee (441) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Breakfast Stout, Williamsburg Coffehouse Stout, Thunderstruck Coffee Porter, Chocolate Yeti, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, and I could go on forever. Seasonals/specials seem to be my favorite.
  5. marcdalke

    marcdalke Disciple (329) Mar 9, 2009 Connecticut

    SN Celebration
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  6. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

  7. pearljam118

    pearljam118 Aspirant (295) Jul 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I enjoy the constant changing of seasonals though summer is quite boring to me.
  8. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    CCB oatmeal raisin cookie
    CCB peach IPA
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  9. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Zealot (511) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

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  10. bobhits

    bobhits Meyvn (1,153) Oct 31, 2006 Kentucky

    Black Note
    Bourbon County Rare (yeah yeah one off doesn't count)
    Bourbon County Stout
    Black Ops
    Lucky Bastard
    Espresso Oak Aged Yeti (and back in Kentucky)
  11. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Nugget nectar, kiwi rising, resin
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  12. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    <------------ and apparently, my wish is coming true soon :grinning:
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  13. mellowmark

    mellowmark Aspirant (263) Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
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  14. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,416) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Bitter Brewer
  15. MVotter

    MVotter Disciple (333) Sep 9, 2007 New York

  16. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,229) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Deschutes's Red Chair
    Odell's St. Lupulin
    Epic's Big Bad Baptist
    Firestone Walker's Parabola
  17. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Off the top of my head...

    Troegs Nugget Nectar
    Weyerbacher Insanity
    Founders Imperial Stout
    North Coast Old Stock Ale
  18. Larrygto

    Larrygto Initiate (0) May 28, 2012 Arizona

    While it's true that it would be nice if these were available all the time, I think waiting for them makes them taste all that much better when they do come out!
    Plus what would we have to talk about if they were always available?
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  19. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (95) Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    Plead the Fifth
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  20. MVotter

    MVotter Disciple (333) Sep 9, 2007 New York

    Hahaha! We would probably end up complaining about how much more we're shelling out per week because the beers that used to be "occasional" had become "year-round" offerings.
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  21. cid71

    cid71 Initiate (135) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey

    Troegs sunshine pils
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  22. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,400) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Nugget Nectar
    Double Trouble
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  23. SummitSeries72

    SummitSeries72 Initiate (164) Mar 17, 2011 New Jersey

    Sam doesn't get a whole lot of love at times, but I love their spring seasonal Samuel Adams Alpine Spring. I could easily drink it all year long. Sixpoint Apollo, a Kellerweis, is also a fantastic seasonal that I wish were a year-round offering. Southern Tier Pumking could easily be a year-round favorite too.
  24. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (217) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Backwoods Bastard
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  25. antilite

    antilite Initiate (158) Jan 1, 2012 Florida

    CCB Bolita Double Nut Brown.
  26. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Disciple (342) Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
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    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA! In fact I'd love to see any of their special release brews become year round.
  27. fatske

    fatske Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Loving the Alpine Spring, wish it were available all year round.Just plain fun to drink.Really want to explore more of the kellerbier style.
  28. DinoFight

    DinoFight Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Arizona

    Bell's Hopslam
    San Tan's Count Hopula
    San Tan's Mr. Pineapple
    Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale
    Sierra Nevada's Summerfest
  29. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    Imperial Stout
    Breakfast Stout
    Bitches Brew
  30. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Sam Adams: Old Fezziwig/holiday porter
    Narrangansett: Porter/Summer
    Sierra Nevada: Hoptimum, celebration
    Smuttynose: Baltic Porter, Pumpkin
    Founders FBS
    Mayflower: Spring Hop

    To be honest I'm kinda glad some of these beers are only available for limited time because it adds to the novelty. Nothing like grabbing that first 12pack of Celebration around Halloween.
  31. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Raspberry is WAY better.

  32. markschemper

    markschemper Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Nevada

    Wilco Tango Foxtrot

  33. SteelCity75

    SteelCity75 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut

    Sierra Nevada Celebration
    Great Lakes Christmas Beer
    Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale
  34. khall62

    khall62 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2010 New Jersey

    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale and Northern Hemisphere
  35. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (210) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I've been preaching the gospel of this beer, but it's my favorite DIPA and if it were year-round and in a 6-pack, you'd be hearing about a beer in the same league as PtE, Heady Topper, etc.
  36. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 California
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    Although my area is horrendous for actually obtaining most all rares and even seasonals for that matter. I like the excitement that comes with the revolving choices. For example the Lagunitas Sucks is great! And when it finally hit shelves I have yet to come up for air. Reading that it might be available year round instead of seasonal is kinda of let down instead of something great.

    Call me crazy , but I just like keeping it fresh.
  37. Spaghett

    Spaghett Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 California

    Sierra Nevada Tumbler...something about that beer...
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  38. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    Breakfast Stout, Nugget Nectar, Flower Power
  39. Heady978

    Heady978 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Nugget Nectar, Kiwi Rising, Founders IS, Palate Wrecker, and YuleSmith (Summer) are all great seasonal offerings that come to mind - all of which I would happily consume at any point during the year
  40. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Founders Backwoods Bastard
    Weyerbacher Insanity
    Surly Wet
    GI King Henry/Barleywine
    DFH 120
    FW Abacus
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