What retired beers do you miss and would like to see return?

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  1. BruChef

    BruChef Initiate (196) Nov 8, 2009 New York

    Big Eye too for that matter. As good if not better than Sculpin.
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  2. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania


  3. deleted_user_1007501

    deleted_user_1007501 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015

    Now that I think about it, basically every Fat Heads that they nixed from packaging/distro these past two or so years:
    Jack Straw Pils, Sorcerer, Pimp My Sleigh, Bean Me Up, Bonehead Red, Zeus Juice...
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  4. oldmankoch

    oldmankoch Devotee (479) Jan 1, 2014 Tennessee

    Pretty Things - Our Finest Regards. I still have dreams about the first time I popped the cap on that bad boy. My most favorite Barleywine.
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  5. joerooster2

    joerooster2 Initiate (46) Aug 18, 2020 District of Columbia

    Wookey Jack and most other Black IPAs/Cascadian Dark Ales
    OB Hotbox Coffee IPA
    DFH Indian Brown
  6. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,085) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Hopefully Philadelphia or Bucks county?
  7. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    'fraid not. The four counties are Lancaster, Berks, Chester and Delaware.


    Do you have any friends in any of those counties that could order for you?

    I was contemplating asking a friend I know in Chester County to order a four-pack of Stoudts Kellerbier a month or so ago but I didn't.

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  8. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,085) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Ahh good ol delco. I do have friends there.
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  9. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Crusader (748) Mar 19, 2012 California

    SN Ruthless Rye
    FW Double DBA
    Double Bastard & OG
  10. micada

    micada Meyvn (1,445) Jul 13, 2015 New York
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    Georgia is evidently mean to its beer drinkers. Maybe I don’t have it soooo bad up north here.
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  11. micada

    micada Meyvn (1,445) Jul 13, 2015 New York
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    New York Beer Project’s Thee Barleywine.

    I can’t convince them to reprise it. I try. I email them every now and again. It was a beast.

    It’s local, so most of you won’t know them or it. I would send you some, but you know, THEY WONT BREW IT FOR ME!
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  12. micada

    micada Meyvn (1,445) Jul 13, 2015 New York
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    Preach. I immensely enjoy a good barleywine, but other than SN, there’s not a lot of offerings.

    I have home brew equipment. I should try my own instead of pining.
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  13. micada

    micada Meyvn (1,445) Jul 13, 2015 New York
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    I have a handful of 2012 Pierre Jacques or however it’s spelled. Local store had them sitting in the discount bin. Very tasty.
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  14. micada

    micada Meyvn (1,445) Jul 13, 2015 New York
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    I’d “settle” for plain SMS.
  15. Eamonn-Cummings3

    Eamonn-Cummings3 Poo-Bah (1,990) Jan 23, 2014 New York

    Dogfish Head Squall IPA
  16. Peach63

    Peach63 Meyvn (1,304) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    Try bugging them for the recipe. Maybe you can brew your own.
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  17. bwarner2015

    bwarner2015 Initiate (99) Mar 25, 2016 Connecticut

    Magic Hat Fat Angel
    Pete's Wicked
    Michael Shae's Irish Amber
    Magic Hat Blind Faith
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  18. jockstrappy

    jockstrappy Devotee (449) Feb 18, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Victory Whirlwind
    Otter Creek Pale Ale
    Sam Adams Double Bock
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  19. mnredsoxfan69

    mnredsoxfan69 Disciple (346) Dec 27, 2013 Minnesota

    Central Waters Space Ghost
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  20. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (8,354) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    MacAndrews Scotch Ale. That's the one with the Airedale on the label.
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  21. dbl_delta

    dbl_delta Poo-Bah (3,821) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    21st Amendment Hop Crisis
  22. VitisVinifera

    VitisVinifera Initiate (158) Feb 25, 2013 California

    Stone Suede Imperial Porter

    wonderfully balanced and soft as silk
  23. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,866) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Pretty sure I saw some cellared bottles of that for sale at Davis Beer Shoppe yesterday.
  24. arizcards

    arizcards Poo-Bah (5,633) Jun 11, 2003 North Carolina
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    +1 on the emphasized brews. And i recall a wonderful beer from Deschutes called Hop in the Dark. I remember having it at PDX on tap at Gustav's in 2010 and Arizona received bombers for a few years around that time. Good stuff!
  25. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (149) Oct 25, 2007 California

    Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
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  26. macandrewsRIP

    macandrewsRIP Initiate (40) Oct 28, 2007 Massachusetts

    I'll second this, and add Young's Strong London
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  27. macandrewsRIP

    macandrewsRIP Initiate (40) Oct 28, 2007 Massachusetts

    Catamount Christmas
    Grants Scottish
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  28. defunksta

    defunksta Poo-Bah (2,140) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    I'm not sure if it's retired or not, but it wasn't there this year. Yummi Bear from Surly was one of the best West-Coast IPAs I've had.
  29. jkrich

    jkrich Meyvn (1,437) Nov 1, 2001 Florida

    I wish Sierra Nevada would bring back the Glissade Bock and brown ale; both were seasonal offerings that I thought should have stayed in the rotation longer.
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  30. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (4,837) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon

    Deschutes Cinder Cone
    Full Sail Top Sail
    McTarnahans Blackwatch Cream Porter
    Fort George Suicide Squeeze..the original ISA
    And an old favorite from my early craft days..Sam Adams Scotch Ale
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  31. JBogan

    JBogan Savant (917) Jul 15, 2007 California

    Firestone Walker Pale 31

    Topa Topa/Firestone Walker collaboration Hazy Pale Ale
  32. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Poo-Bah (1,514) Mar 1, 2006 Connecticut
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    I always had a soft spot for NEBCo Atlantic Amber, and Sierra Nevada Wheat...
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  33. stoumi

    stoumi Devotee (430) May 12, 2015 California

    Only retired because the company closed their doors, but Barley Forge's, The Patsy was my go to coconut rye stout. Even though they closed Halloween in 2019, I've got one final can in the mini fridge.
  34. adrock314

    adrock314 Savant (961) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    pretty sure whirlwind is coming back - or at least a beer called whirlwind - not sure if it’s the same or not
  35. Chipotle

    Chipotle Aspirant (204) Apr 23, 2017 New York

    I would like Smuttynose bring back Really Old Brown Dog.
  36. pbrian

    pbrian Crusader (752) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    Good call, and their Christmas beer was always a treat too, in the old school SoNo days... And of course Gold Stock, but at least they still brew that every now and again.
  37. Wanda

    Wanda Initiate (137) Nov 23, 2006 Tennessee

    Ommegang’s Adoration....maybe not retired but I haven’t seen it for a couple years.
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  38. Rainintheface

    Rainintheface Meyvn (1,026) Apr 30, 2007 Florida

    Does Stone Ruination count?
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  39. sjjn

    sjjn Aspirant (284) Jun 4, 2004 California

    Fan of those myself. While waiting for them to return, I encourage you to seek out Smog City California Love for a damn delicious Imperial red Ale.
  40. sjjn

    sjjn Aspirant (284) Jun 4, 2004 California

    And Stone Subliminaly Self Righteous...
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