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

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  1. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Grand Pooh-Bah (3,114) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    I don't believe BP Sculpin has changed although I've not had any for a few weeks. I see it in every one of my stores and on tap at numerous places so it's common and easily found here. Looks like I need a sixer! But again, I really miss the Habanero Sculpin. Cheers!
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  2. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Grand Pooh-Bah (3,463) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Had it on draft last weekend, and it was one of the better batches I've had in the last few years. Finally had a nice dry finish, good bitterness, and limited sweetness. I opted for it over Union Jack, and that's the first time I can say that in a couple years. Felt truer to the Sculpin I loved a decade ago.
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  3. BeerWizard

    BeerWizard Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2012 Colorado

    NB Belgo and Boulevard Harvest Dance
  4. DogbiteWilliams

    DogbiteWilliams Aspirant (289) Mar 28, 2015 California

    I recently tried to purchase Black Toad, but the Trader Joe's clerk said it had been discontinued months ago. It was a mainstay beer that I purchased frequently before the pandemic.
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  5. Flashy

    Flashy Pooh-Bah (1,693) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    Kate The Great, Catamount Christmas.
  6. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Long Trail Belgian White
    Tröegs Scratch 286 Lime Zest Gose Aged in Tequila Barrels
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  7. Providence

    Providence Pooh-Bah (2,366) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Adding to my original choices above...Stone Smoked Porter. I'd probably want that one more than Sam Noble Pils, only because Jack's Abby exists and they scratch all my Pils itches.

    Still want Flipside back though. Loved that brew.
  8. JayORear

    JayORear Grand Pooh-Bah (3,012) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Same experience when I had it on tap in L.A. about six weeks ago . . . true to my memories of the early years, at Yard House, no less.
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  9. Squire

    Squire Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi

    Samuel Adams Noble Pils
    Samuel Adams Noble Pils

    Yep, I said it twice.
  10. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Pooh-Bah (2,384) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Stone Imperial Russian Stout
    Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout
  11. BigIronH

    BigIronH Grand Pooh-Bah (3,526) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    They claim they’re discontinuing it but that remains to be seen. But, beyond that, they’re still releasing the 2019 batch quite frequently at least in my area and many others. Have you not come across it in CA for some time?
  12. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Pooh-Bah (2,384) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    I only see the bombers for $30
    Used to get single 12oz bottles for 4.50. Thats what i miss
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  13. landrewg

    landrewg Zealot (578) Nov 11, 2008 Michigan

    New Holland Black Tulip
    Short's Publican Porter
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  14. TomFoley

    TomFoley Pundit (811) Mar 19, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Man, forgot all about Black Tulip, haven't seen that one in a while.
  15. Dansac

    Dansac Pundit (866) Dec 6, 2014 California

    Anchorage / HF - Arctic Saison.

    Stone - Go To.

    FW - Wookey Jack.
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  16. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Pooh-Bah (1,866) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio
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    Great Lakes The Doppelrock. (I know, I know, it's still available at the brewpub on occasion. That's at the diametric opposite end of Ohio from me.)

    Capital Brewing EisPhyre.
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  17. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Kentucky

    Berkshire Brewing Good Night Irene
    Stone Dayman
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  18. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Grand Pooh-Bah (4,682) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Top 5:

    5) Schraderbrau
    4) Cerveza Chango
    3) Romulan Ale
    2) Duff Beer

    ...and, by a landslide:
    1) Elsinore Beer (with mouse)
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  19. jesskidden

    jesskidden Pooh-Bah (2,969) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, these sorts of nostalgic beer threads often get a number of posts full of "Pete's Wicked Ale" memories (over a dozen here and another dozen in a previous Beers You Miss now-locked thread). Looks like your dreams are answered (kinda).
    Well, it's "Wicked" from "Pete" but not exactly the old beer. Brewed by Slosberg and "Chicken Man" (who I thought was blown up along with his house in Philly back in the 80s).

    Vegetarians don't fret, it does not contain chicken (like some other beers - BBC's Cock Ale) but its ingredients list does include "cacao nibs, Bergamot Orange, and fresh vanilla bean" according to a news article in Beer Connoisseur.
  20. steveh

    steveh Grand Pooh-Bah (3,988) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Wait, Chickenman? Benton Harbor? The Wonderful White-Winged Warrior? :grin:

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  21. johnyb

    johnyb Pooh-Bah (2,200) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    You just like Elsinore for the "free" angle.

  22. tzieser

    tzieser Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Coors Extra Gold
    Haffenreffer Private Stock
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  23. surfcaster

    surfcaster Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    Another vote for OG Alpine Nelson
    Alpine/New Belgium Super IPA collaboration
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  24. LuckFreeZone

    LuckFreeZone Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2016 New York

    The first two that I am pretty sure are not being made any more that come to mind are Avery Tweak and Leinenkugel (sp?) Big Eddy.

    There are lots of other things I miss, though.

    I miss the seasonal imperial stouts (Bell's Expedition, Sierra Nevada Narwhal, Brooklyn Black Chocolate) every spring and summer.

    I also miss old staples that stopped showing up at the local beer stores that are probably available somewhere else (Long Trail Unearthed, Alesmith Speedway)
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  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,670) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I really miss one beer from a closed brewery. BridgePort IPA...
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  26. ZAP

    ZAP Grand Pooh-Bah (3,752) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota
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    Andeker and Meister Brau....would also love to try an Old Chicago...
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  27. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2018 Maine

    The original Sierra Nevada Otra Vez would be one I'd grab in a heartbeat. That beer pretty much singlehandedly solidified my interest in craft beer. I owe it a lot.

    A real underground one here, and also a one-off, so I may be cheating, but Timelapse from Liquid Riot and Oxbow. A collaborative effort English barleywine aged in a single 20 year old cognac puncheon. I've had many barleywines, and many cognac aged ales, and that stuff...wow. It was a masterpiece. A cognac cask-aged masterpiece. I have one bottle left, and I constantly kick myself for not stocking up on it. Along with Aaron, it's the best barleywine I've had.

    But at the very least...give us Otra Vez back
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  28. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,911) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Man, this is an easy one. Two beers with fond memories and so wish they were still around. Both great beers, IMO.

    I met Jim Koch and actually asked him about this beer and if they would ever bring it back. He just laughed (and there was the answer). Evidently it took a stupid amount of hops to brew and it didn't make sense from a business perspective to brew it again, especially given the price point and their market. However, it was pretty glorious!


    I wrote Southern Tier regarding this Holiday beauty and the answer was "nope". One holiday beer that I looked forward to every year.

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  29. n2zrc

    n2zrc Initiate (152) Sep 24, 2011 New Jersey

    In no particular order:
    1. Cameron's Brewing Co. "Where The Buffalo Roam" Barleywine-style Ale.
    2. Pabst Brewing Co. "Ballantine Burton Ale" American Strong Ale. Better yet, the ORIGINAL from Ballantine!
  30. n2zrc

    n2zrc Initiate (152) Sep 24, 2011 New Jersey

  31. bring

    bring Zealot (594) Aug 17, 2005 Greenland

    Even older school, the original Bridgeport Ale.

    Would consider taking up homebrewing again if I had a solid recipe for it.
    #351 bring, Aug 3, 2021
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  32. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Grand Pooh-Bah (3,581) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    Stone Mocha IPA, Coffee Milk Stout, Ruination and Ruination 2.0, Go To IPA, Old Guardian, Double Bastard, Oak'd Arrogant Bastard, Citrusy Wit, Cali-Belgique, Smoked Porter, etc. Almost everything this brewery has discontinued was amazing.
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  33. jesskidden

    jesskidden Pooh-Bah (2,969) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, yeah - Rheingold brewed McSorley's Ale in Orange, NJ as well as their breweries in New Bedford, MA and Brooklyn, NY. (Schmidt's and Ortlieb brewed it in their breweries in Philadelphia.)

    Rheingold, then called Liebmann Breweries, Inc., took over brewing the ale from The Greater New York Brewing Co., which had been known as Fidelio until ~1940. Fidelio, in ads, claimed to have brewed the ale served at McSorley's since 1852 (other sources say 1882, when Fidelio was known as Koehler & Co.). Fidelio even brewed the "near ale" served during Prohibition and first released bottled McSorley's Cream Stock Ale in late 1934 after Repeal (supposedly there was also an Amber Ale).
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  34. Mikexw

    Mikexw Pooh-Bah (2,018) Mar 3, 2014 New York
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    The answer to this one took me about 3 seconds - Founders Red’s Rye & Firestone Walker Wookey Jack.
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  35. JBogan

    JBogan Pooh-Bah (1,615) Jul 15, 2007 California
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  36. Mikexw

    Mikexw Pooh-Bah (2,018) Mar 3, 2014 New York
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  37. Obsidian81

    Obsidian81 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2016 Illinois

    A bunch of Stone/Arrogant beers, Noble Pils, SN Stout (I know it’s still brewed in theory), Hop Hunter, Better Half/Curmudgeon. There are probably others that escape my memory.
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  38. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2007 New Jersey

    Magic Hat Jinx
    Victory Moonglow
  39. G_Harn78

    G_Harn78 Initiate (166) Mar 13, 2020 California

    Oh man! That Sam Imperial Pils was something…I recall being at register at a large grocer and they charged me $4 something for each 4-pack…I ran back and got two more at that price. Would’ve felt bad if at bottle shop, but decided this place could afford it. Man…stuff was awesome!
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  40. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Pooh-Bah (2,384) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    In commemoration if stones 25th and stone pasadena taprooms 9th anniversaries tomorrow stone will be tapping :
    2012 Double Bastard
    2012 Old Guardian
    And drumroll please....
    2012 Imperial Russian Stout

    Yes. Yes. I know. Mind blown
    Will post pics
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