What are two discontinued beers that you'd buy if they were re-Introduced?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by LesDewitt4beer, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Aspirant (272) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio

    By the way, just had Stone’s Liquid Poem. It’s not Ruination, but if you are looking for an old-school, straight up bitter IPA, it may hit the spot for you.
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  2. Chipotle

    Chipotle Aspirant (204) Apr 23, 2017 New York

    Just got an email from Smuttynose:

    Limited Draft Exclusive Release of
    2021 Really Old Brown Dog

    "We're bringing back a crowd-favorite classic as a limited batch, draft-only special release this week! The 2021 run of Really Old Brown Dog is only available at the Smuttynose Restaurant."

    If it's such a "crowd favorite" brew enough for a crowd, bottle it and distribute it.
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  3. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (67) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    That annoyed me this year. Whenever a brewery kills a malty winter seasonal with a generic IPA, seems like just a money grab.

    I have 2 left from the last run or Hibernator.

    Bring back the whole Wolaver's Organic line.
    #283 JoeSpartaNJ, May 7, 2021
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  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (8,224) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    I don't know if it's discontinued or not but I miss Sierra Nevada BFD.
  5. hopley

    hopley Poo-Bah (1,851) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I’m still sitting on a bottle of SBP - The was one of my favorites of their Big Beer Series, which, in fact, I wish they’d recreate most of the line, especially the Barley or Wheatwine which I recall was especially great.
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  6. hopley

    hopley Poo-Bah (1,851) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I still love a Molson Golden with a Lobster up in Maine and still do that - Molson Golden is one of the first beers I used to get drunk on with my high school buddies...but what I’d love to track down, and like you, not sure if it’s still made and if it is, I don’t believe it’s for export, is Molson Export Ale - the one with the red label. It had a much crisper taste to it and was a refreshing change to Molson Golden. Cheers!
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  7. hopley

    hopley Poo-Bah (1,851) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Here are a couple to add to the list:

    Dogfish Head - Raison D’etre
    Smuttynose Big A IPA

    I used to brew a clone of the Raison D’etre and nailed it - haven’t brewed in years but looking forward to taking it up again and will start there....

    I’ll second others requests for the following two - which I guess makes four for me...!

    Weyerbacher Slam Dunkel
    Stone Levitation
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  8. KentT

    KentT Aspirant (244) Oct 15, 2008 Tennessee

    Can't eat the lobster, but I do like my Molson Golden. Wish I could find some Export Ale to try. A nice pleasant drink, the Golden is.
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  9. Ahypercube

    Ahypercube Devotee (426) Dec 18, 2015 California

    Blazing World has been discontinued?? I'm devastated. That was my favorite MT beer.

    Still, if I had to list my top 2;

    Double Jack by FW. And I know they brought it back, but I just don't trust them after what they did to Union Jack IPA. I'd want old school Double Jack, and I doubt I'm gonna get to drink that ever again.

    Zwickel Bock from GB. One of the first craft beers I ever tried. First one I ever loved.
  10. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,143) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Karbach's Sympathy for the Lager
    Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale
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  11. TomFoley

    TomFoley Aspirant (259) Mar 19, 2005 Pennsylvania

    St Victorius
    Avery 15th Anniversary

    Honorable mention: Heavyweight Baltus
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  12. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,829) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Yep, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
  13. 2393008

    2393008 Initiate (30) Jun 10, 2019 California

    Bear Republic Hop Rod
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  14. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Meyvn (1,287) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota

    Well, it was inevitable that more discontinued beers that I loved would race through memory banks. Great to see all the beers in this thread!
    I'll have to add Schell Lock and Dam Amber Lager.
    It was a crisp, copper lager that is/was beautifully malted. On tap it was divine. I would forego a couple of my classic faves to make way for it. Cheers!
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  15. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,570) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Oh man -- thanks for remembering that! What a great brewery that was. I got to meet the owner a few times at some Fests, very cool guy.

    Gimme a minute to rummage thru my brain box... Steve Dinehart! Wonder what ever happened to him?

    Made a great Bock and Hefeweizen, too.
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  16. westlaunboy

    westlaunboy Initiate (190) Mar 31, 2010 Washington

    HARD co-sign with OP on Habanero Sculpin. One of my all-time-favorite beers. The heat level was so perfect and paired incredibly with the other characteristics of Sculpin.
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  17. defunksta

    defunksta Poo-Bah (1,816) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    Maybe they were only seasonal, but Surly's Scrillionnaire (doppelbock) and Yummi Bear (WCIPA). Couldn't get enough of those two.
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  18. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,777) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    I can only grant you one wish. Ta-da! It’s back.
    (Their current “organic pale ale” is supposedly the same beer after a 2011 name change,)
  19. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,143) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    I won't look a gift horse in the mouth, so thanks!

    But on the off chance I ever get a second wish, I'll take a lifetime supply of fresh cask ale, please (Taylor's Golden Best will do :wink:). :stuck_out_tongue:
  20. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (160) Mar 15, 2014 California

    Wookie Jack (cuz I like good shit), and Indra Kunindra(cuz I like weird shit)
  21. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,109) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I really tried to come up with some reason I "needed" to be in LA around that release. I even looked at what $100 in beer off their website would look like. I just couldn't pull the trigger. I hope they bring it around once in a while from now on.
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  22. TomFoley

    TomFoley Aspirant (259) Mar 19, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Get yourself a firkin or a pin, and make your own. I was about to get a second pin when my heart went south. And I had just gotten the carbonation dialed in. FSF
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  23. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,948) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks for the link - interesting!
  24. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,948) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    For my two - Victory's Baltic Thunder - I've bought and sucked down cases of bombers of this and Southern Tier's Plum Noir. Remakes probably wouldn't be as good because you can't step in the same river once.
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  25. VitisVinifera

    VitisVinifera Initiate (157) Feb 25, 2013 California

    I virtually never drink Stone beers any more, but the top 2 I miss are theirs:

    Suede Imperial Porter, Escondidian Black IPA
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  26. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,940) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    Flying Mouflan was an awesome beer
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  27. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (470) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    Victory Hop Ranch. It was a short-timer.
  28. JoKo

    JoKo Aspirant (289) Jan 21, 2007 Connecticut

    Samuel Adams Noble Pils and Haffenreffer Private Stock.
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  29. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Devotee (471) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Too many to mention but I will say, i have to get my complexity from an TV show now, not an beer. Well, OK, there's an few exceptions left .... but the reality is, the craft industry is an joke nowadays, compared to my heyday, at least, 2012 thru 2015 ... if interested, the TV show I refer to is Law and Order, Organized Crime brand new, and amazing. go watch it.
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  30. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Devotee (471) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

  31. colty42

    colty42 Initiate (97) Nov 14, 2011 District of Columbia

    Matt’s Burning Rosids
    Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
  32. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Aspirant (229) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Sierra Nevada dropped Kellerweis? It still is on the SN website although it does not show up in any of the defined categories (year round, etc). Using the beer finder I find some 20 miles away. Maybe old stock?
  33. AlmostDeadly777

    AlmostDeadly777 Initiate (67) Apr 29, 2018 California

    Indra Kunindra was great in 4 oz increments. I got a bomber one time and attempted to solo-dome it, it was the only beer I've ever drain-poured halfway through that still gave me intense heartburn. Never again.

    Stone has discontinued so many of my favorite beers its tough to choose. Honorable mentions to RuinTen with Orange Peel/Vanilla Bean, Pataskala Red IPA, Mocha IPA, Pale Ale 1.0, and the Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans, but I'd probably choose the Imperial Russian Stout and the Citracado 20th Anniversary IPA as my 2 beers. The latter beer got my then-GF (now wife) to move her palate beyond 805's and Red Trolley's.
  34. gcasher

    gcasher Zealot (589) Dec 20, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I posted to a thread like this years ago. Here are my latest entries:
    1. McKewan's Export
    2. Stone RIS
    3. Ballantine XXX
    4. Stone Ruination (Original Formula)
    5. Sierra Nevada Glissade

    There are my 2.
  35. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Meyvn (1,287) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota

    I now recall hearing conversations about how brewing something like Hab Sculpin makes for more work, cutting into some profit, because all of the brewing equipment has to be excessively cleaned to get rid of the pepper. It makes sense. I wonder if that's the case or if sales were less than expected. It seemed to be short-lived on the shelves.
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  36. backwash

    backwash Initiate (29) May 26, 2021

    Real Sculpin
  37. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Aspirant (229) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Has Sculpin changed? I must admit I get it on draft about once a year on a very hot day eating outside at a restaurant. I think in this setting it is quite enjoyable.
  38. lpteague

    lpteague Initiate (94) Dec 11, 2009 North Carolina

    Bell’s Smitten
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  39. 67couple

    67couple Aspirant (248) Jan 31, 2006 South Carolina

    Dogfish Liquor de Malt
    Schwaben Brau Meister Weizen case from my Kaiserslautern days
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  40. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Poo-Bah (1,611) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota
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    Grand Teton Imperial Farmhouse
    Lambic X (Brouwerij Strubbe)