What beers do you wish would return?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by WIexile, Apr 8, 2022.

  1. WIexile

    WIexile Crusader (480) Jul 20, 2017 Michigan

    It sucks when a favorite beer is removed from the line up. What would you like to see come back?

    For me it's
    Ruthless Rye - Sierra Nevada
    Tumbler- Sierra Nevada
    Smitten - Bells
    1492 - TG
    Hop Wallop - Victory
    Crack'd Wheat - New Glarus
    Mosaic Promise - Founders

    @SierraTerence Any hope of either SN's hitting a wide distro this year?
  2. MadMadMike

    MadMadMike Maven (1,404) Dec 11, 2020 Florida
    Society Trader

    Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron.

    During the “Extreme Beer Box” Instagram hookup with Todd and Sam, I asked if it would be brewed again. Sam said, “never say never”, but I heard that the massive Palo Santo wood barrel at the brewery had lost its flavor and was retired.
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  3. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Grand Pooh-Bah (3,424) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Hop Wallop is still around, but maybe with a different recipe?
    That’s a shame. I loved that one.

    Stone Ruination
    Stone Escondidian Black IPA
    Stone IRS
    Stone Old Guardian
    Troegs Flying Mouflan
    Victory St. Boisterous
    Victory St. Victorious
    Victory Helios
    Victory Old Horizontal
    Smuttynose Big A IPA

    many more
  4. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Maven (1,333) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    Stone IRS
    SN Tumbler
    Sloop The Black C (local black IPA)

    I would buy because we'll done, well priced classics but at same time I can't complain about selection for most styles. Honestly would rather have someone distribute shelf Dark and Pale Mild Ales then beers which still have contemporary similar available
  5. DIM

    DIM Grand Pooh-Bah (3,772) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Troegs Flying Mouflan
    Vintage barrel aged Bigfoot
    Hair of the Dog:cry:
  6. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Grand Pooh-Bah (3,229) Nov 4, 2015 New York
    Pooh-Bah Society

    Wookie Jack (distributed)
  7. AWA

    AWA Savant (1,171) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Wookey Jack-FW
    Double Jack-FW
    Pivo Pils-FW
    Of course if they brought them back, Firestone might have to remove 1 of the 80 different hazy monstrosities they currently have in the line up. I know I haven't said this in a while, but fuck Duvel.
  8. MadMadMike

    MadMadMike Maven (1,404) Dec 11, 2020 Florida
    Society Trader

    Hell Yesh.,.
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  9. dbl_delta

    dbl_delta Grand Pooh-Bah (3,725) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    21st Amendment Hop Crisis
  10. AWA

    AWA Savant (1,171) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Now if only it was back in the regular lineup.
  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,750) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Pooh-Bah Society

  12. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,169) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Society

  13. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Grand Pooh-Bah (3,424) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

  14. The_Genera_Tsao

    The_Genera_Tsao Initiate (167) Sep 9, 2016 Rhode Island

    Sierra Nevada Glissade
    Smuttynose Shoals pale ale
    Sam Adams Noble Pils
  15. paulish

    paulish Pooh-Bah (2,878) Feb 2, 2014 New York
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Sink The Bismarck! BrewDog
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  16. wet_hopz

    wet_hopz Initiate (47) Sep 2, 2021

    SN Summerfest
    Victory Yakima Glory
    Founders Harvest Ale
    Stone OG Ruination
    Founders Redankulous
    Sweetwater Motorboat
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  17. oneeye

    oneeye Savant (1,142) Feb 17, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I miss Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale too…

    Some other beers I wish would return?
    OG recipes
    Stone IPA
    Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA
    Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
    Ithaca Flower Power IPA
    Alpine Nelson IPA
    Victory Prima Pils

    Founders Red’s Rye IPA
    Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
    Stone Ruination IPA
    Firestone Walker Pivo Pils
    Allagash Tripel Reserve

    And I didn’t know Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron was discontinued.
  18. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Grand Pooh-Bah (3,142) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Wookie jack
    Deviant dales
    Espresso oak aged yeti
    New Belgium blue paddle
    New Belgium sommersault
    Ruthless rye
    Odell red
    Did I mention espresso oak aged yeti? I really REALLY miss that beer.
  19. MaltyFlannel

    MaltyFlannel Aspirant (239) Oct 30, 2020 Iowa

    Founders Dark Penance and Imperial Stout
  20. dcotom

    dcotom Grand Pooh-Bah (5,151) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Zwanze 2018
    Zwanze 2019
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  21. keithmurray

    keithmurray Pooh-Bah (2,721) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Stone IRS
    Stone Levitation
    Stone Double Bastard
    Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale
    Green Flash Saison Diego
    Green Flash Rayon Vert
    Fullers 1845
    SN Tumbler
    SA Noble Pils
    DFH Indian Brown Ale
    DFH Bitches Brew
    Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
    Lagunitas Imperial Stout
    Horseheads Pumpkin Ale
    Okocim porter
    Affligem Blond
    Southern Tier Oat
    Anchor Bock
  22. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Do you think that Firestone Walker wouldn’t be subjected to the market forces impacting all comparable brewers if they weren’t purchased by Duvel Moortgat?
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  23. hopsputin

    hopsputin Grand Pooh-Bah (3,857) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Deschutes Hop in The Dark
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  24. The_Genera_Tsao

    The_Genera_Tsao Initiate (167) Sep 9, 2016 Rhode Island

    Smuttynose beers are unrecognizable now since they were bought out. I’m not sure what to make of chocolate banana sundae stouts
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  25. AWA

    AWA Savant (1,171) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Of course they would. But I need to direct my rage at somebody. I never claimed to be rational.
  26. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    I was hoping for such a response from you and you have not let me down. :slight_smile:
  27. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Pooh-Bah (2,132) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    De Molen in the US.
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  28. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Pooh-Bah (1,583) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I need to cut and paste a running list for these threads. So many beers to begin with and even worse when they are retired or distro ceases in an area.
    Great Lakes Glockenspiel
    Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger
    Great Lakes Big Black Smoke
    Dogfish Head Chicory Stout (not seen in NE Ohio in years)
    Dogfish Head Bitches Brew
    Old Tankard
    Young's Brewing Pre-Wells acquisition
    Young's Oatmeal Stout
    Young's Ram Rod
    Young's Old Nick

    I could add many of those listed above but these always come to mind.
  29. tekstr1der

    tekstr1der Pooh-Bah (2,506) Nov 27, 2014 New Hampshire
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter. Could taste the soot!

    And this

  30. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,169) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Society

    I am a little embarrassed to ask this but: how is Smuttynose doing these days?

    After the whole auction/purchase thing in 2018 I personally have 'lost track' with Smuttynose. Do the folks in New Hampshire (and other New England states) support/purchase Smuttynose beers?

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  31. tekstr1der

    tekstr1der Pooh-Bah (2,506) Nov 27, 2014 New Hampshire
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Well, as much as I'd like to speak for the entire state's populous - being it's finest representative and all haha - I have no idea. They still exist and have a presence, mostly I see the Smuttlabs stuff - drank a gifted one last night by coincidence. Old Brown Dog and Finestkind still on grocery store shelves. But, I really can't speak to their specific popularity. Don't know the last time I heard them mentioned by anyone. I'm also not above holding a grudge, so once Shoals disappeared, so did I from their coffer.
  32. BeerGeekExtraordinaire

    BeerGeekExtraordinaire Aspirant (291) Mar 6, 2020 Illinois

    I once read an interview with Larry Bell's daughter who was running Bells at the time. The interviewer asked her what her goto beer was. She said "Oarsman Ale". I thought to myself, if the CEO says that's her goto, there has to be something to that. So I found it. And it was my favorite summer beer while it was still around. And then one day, it was retired. I would love for that beer to come back.
  33. The_Genera_Tsao

    The_Genera_Tsao Initiate (167) Sep 9, 2016 Rhode Island

    The best
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  34. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Grand Pooh-Bah (5,167) Dec 11, 2006 California
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  35. augustgarage

    augustgarage Pooh-Bah (2,187) May 20, 2007 California
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Besides a number of those mentioned above:

    The Bruery - Humulus Lager
    Portsmouth - Kate the Great
    Grand Teton - Persephone Pils; Howling Wolf Weizenbock
    Stone - DDH Sublimely Self Righteous Black IPA
    Jolly Pumpkin - Baudelaire IO
    Loterbol - Bruin
    Baird - Natsumikan; The Carpenters Mikan

    Was going to say Sam Adam's Noble Pils, but I see that isn't retired after all (these days I just keep buying Bitburger)!
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  36. GoldenWort

    GoldenWort Aspirant (298) Apr 17, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Weyerbacher Rapture
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  37. Spade

    Spade Pooh-Bah (1,654) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Society

    I'll wish for Stegmaier Summer Stock Lager. If I remember correctly it was brewed for one year, 2005. I went through a case in several days while vacationing at the shore.

    Interestingly, back in the 1990s there was a local brew called Chickies Cream Ale, which disappeared after a few years. Several months ago the brewer finally opened a brewpub and has that beer back on tap, now called Chiques Rock Cream Ale. It was great drinking that one again, after maybe 25 years!
  38. Barettes

    Barettes Zealot (571) Aug 4, 2019 Washington

    I do realize this was just a one-off, but I would be ecstatic if this ever returned

  39. VABA

    VABA Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,569) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

  40. mushroomcloud

    mushroomcloud Grand Pooh-Bah (4,276) Mar 4, 2005 Texas
    Pooh-Bah Society

    Stone Levitation was a favorite that I still think about.