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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 30, 2013.
Troegs Oatmeal Stout, cause java head just dont cut it.
Dornbusch Alt and Pete's Wicked Lager.
James Page Northern Lights Bock
Falstaff. From the St Louis brewery.
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Dozens of beers in this thread I have never had, thanks for the tease. Here is my all-time want to have again one off beer from a major brewery. Avery - 10th Anniversary which was 10 malts, 10 hops, 10 % baby and nectar of the Gods!
a Catch 22. if all the whalez that people alluded to were brewed often then no one would want them because there would be other "rare" beers to covet
Yorkshire Clubs Dark Mild, Wem Bitter, Wem Mild, Bass Red Triangle, Wethered's Bitter, Plymouth Heavy, Dunkirk Pale Ale, Simpkiss Mild and many others.
Broken record time for me...Young's Oatmeal Stout, Ramrod, & Old Nick. Before the merger w/Well's I'd buy Young's over Sam Smith's all day everyday...Taddy Caster not with standing of course. A couple old school BMC staples from my early days of looking for better beer and settling for these @ most places the original Michelob & the Miller contract brewed Lowenbrau.
Calgary AMBER beer - the beer that started my immersion into craft in 1986 - when IPAs were not existent, when people sought "amber ales".
Bert Grants Scottish Ale. Miss that beer.
Used to play poker with Pete's brother. The name was sold long ago. As I recall, Pete got into chocolate. Next time I run into his brother, I'll have to ask him what Pete's up to these days.
Ballantine IPA. This was the first "weird" (i.e. not light lager) beer I had, back in the 1960's. I loved it at first taste and it's probably what started my lifelong quest for interesting beers.
Gambrinus (at the time one of two US importers of Corona, which also owned Spoetzl (Shiner) and a few other breweries) bought the brand in 1998. They discontinued it a couple of years ago now.
Slosberg still gets involved in the brewing industry occasionally - usually in one-off "charity" brews. Here's a recent example -16 Mile and Pete Slosberg create third in charity beer series (although calling him the "father of the craft beer revolution" is laughable). And before that there was a beer called Reunion .
Was just going to say Yokel. It was just a damn solid beer. I wish they would at least put it in the seasonal rotation once in a while.
Rye on Rye Sad it's the last year
Robin Hood Cream Ale -- for the adventure...!!
Anything from DeGroen
Stone Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. What a beer.
BALLANTINES....... "INDIA PALE ALE"............ how many remember that stuff.............
oh and youngs OLD NICK..................... great barleywine...............
Found this article. Too bad about Pete's. Still have a pint glass of theirs.
I think I saw a few bottles on a shelf the other day.
Heavyweight Perkunos Hammer was just incredible. Also, before the craft beer movement began, Pabst brewed a barley, hops and yeast beer named Andecher. (no corn) It was good stuff back in the day.
I'm not surprised. It had a pretty hefty price tag, but it was so worth it.
The Stone Green Tea IPA was excellent.. wish it was still around
The Bruery's. oui oui. Sour blond in Chardonnay barrels
Pabst's super-premium was named Andeker (I only remember because I used to spell it wrong, too, and always wondered why I couldn't find any info on it). Pabst was always messing with it - they dropped it during WWII and it didn't come back for a decade and then as a draught-only product.
For a time, it was apparently only available regionally (and probably only brewed in Milwaukee, rather than the other Pabst breweries). And when they decided to make it their national Michelob-fighter (right down to a look-alike bottle/label) super-premium entry ('60-'70's) they also changed the recipe from being an all-malt beer. It converted back to all-malt before disappearing again after Pabst went through a number of ownership/management changes in the 80's.
IPA's were never "not existent" in the US market, Falstaff continued to brew and market Ballantine India Pale Ale into and after the start of the craft era and the first new IPA's hit the shelves (Bert Grant's generally considered the first so-named ale, other credit Anchor Liberty or SN Celebration but neither was labeled as such). Granted, by the '80's it wasn't as widely distributed as it once was, but was still well-known and often discussed in the emerging beer appreciation culture.
IIRC Calgary Amber Beer was a Canadian product from Carling-O'Keefe, but even Canada still had a few IPA's into the '80's Labatt's IPA (in name at least) probably the most widely distributed.
I used to be able to get it in Virginia in the early to mid 80's. It was a decent alternative to imports.
Beamish dry stout. Brings back good memories of traveling through Ireland.
It was the third post on this thread...but bourbon county brand vanilla stout would also be my choice...just killed my last bottle.
Jester King Black Metal Imperial Stout. I can't believe they retired it, and are making a Farmhouse version of it.
Bud Dry... MMMM it was always sooo dry.
I will echo others with Squall. Much, much better than what replaced it (75 Minute IPA?).
Yeah, as I noted, they took it national a few times, or at least, it had a broader distribution area at times. All the big brewers of the era wanted a super-premium beer that could compete with Michelob back in that era. (As the Andeker bottle below clearly shows). Schlitz tried Erlanger and Encore, Stroh had Signature, a revamped Erlanger (after buy Schlitz) and eventually bought Huber's Augsburger. Coors tried with Herman Joseph and Master III. Miller went the simple way and was probably the most successful for a time, by licensing the rights for Lowenbrau brand in the US.
I've got references to Andeker being all-malt in the '50's and again in the 80's, but other ads and Pabst material in between note "malt" and "selected cereal grains" - probably corn grits, which Pabst used for Blue Ribbon at the time. In one promotional piece, even boasting that they were "... the only brewer in the US to ensure quality of product by buying and milling much of its own corn".
It was tasty stuff but I didn't see it often and I lived only 30 miles from their Newark brewery (and even went out with a young woman whose father worked there--- but, that's another story...no free beer involved, either).