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Which closed brewery did you wish was still around?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by canucklehead, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. canucklehead

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    Reading some of my beer books from the late 90s/ early 2000s it shows a fair amount of breweries that closed in that time period? Which brewery that is now gone do you wish still made beer? I miss Tall Ship Brewing out of Squamish BC which was ahead of its time for big beers in BC . I also miss Grants in Washington for their IPA and Imperial Stout. New Amsterdam out of New York and Oasis out of Colorado looked to have a good lineups and I wish I could have tried their beers.
     
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    Gettysburg, Catamount and Mountain Valley.
     
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    Catamount always seemed to have a cool lineup . Their Porter, Christmas Ale and Ipa stood out.
     
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    Just a few posts into the thread and my two were mentioned (three if you count the Grants of pre-1993). Catamount always comes right to mind for the Porter, Gold and Christmas Ale- beers that had character yet also could be downed by the pitcher, and you'd never get tired of them. Celis White, well, that one just hit the bullseye in every respect and the Grand Cru was no slouch either.
     
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  6. canucklehead

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    Can't forget Saxer out of Lake Oswego Oregon with their Pale Ale , Saxer Bock and the 8% Jack Frost winter Doppelbock.
     
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    Baltimore Brewing Company

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    Ould Newbury and Catamount.
     
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    the original James Page brewery on quincy street in NE Minneapolis
     
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    I'm currently writing a book on Charlotte's beer and brewing history. I wasn't old enough to enjoy the '90s breweries, so I'd love the chance to try all of those beers.
     
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    Heavyweight Brewing. I got to try some, thanks to a great BA who no longer participates here.:( NutBrown....come back.
     
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    Brauerei Barth in Schesslitz. Oldest of the old-school Franconian breweries.
     
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    I was coming to say Heavyweight too. They would be dominating now.
     
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    New Albion. I just would have loved to have tried it.
     
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    Beerbeing?
     
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    Heavyweight, Catamount, Celis White (TX), and Rhino Chasers.
     
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    I love all the shout outs for Catamount. My choice as well.
     
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    Catamount - one of the first small craft breweries I experimented with in college.
     
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    He actually just brewed Lunacy at his brewpub in philly, not sure if there are others to follow...
     
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    Not in the same timeframe, but more recently I wish Odonata Brewing company was still around. Still not quite sure what happened, but they produced my favorite American Saison for the amazingly affordable price of 3.99 / 4.99 a bomber.

    Wonder if that price had something to do with their demise.

    Cheers!
     
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    Pennichuk out of New Hampshire
     
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    Boston Beer Co. is supposedly going to rebrew one of their beers in the near future.
     
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    Heavyweight, sure, yep.
    Grants (if for nothing but the Perfect Porter)
    Catamount
    Rodenbach (because, Palm, yeah)
    New Amsterdam (killer holiday beer in like '97?)
    and Pete's (for the Wicked Ale, when the Wicked Ale was the Wicked Ale)
     
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    Was that the one that was like a nutmeggy brown ale? Because, if it was, I think I remember that beer. Damn fine beer, that.
     
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    Blind Pig - I wish Vinnie Cilurzo was still closer to San Diego
     
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    Context?
     
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    The Alchemist brewpub. As much as I love Heady Topper I actually enjoyed some of their other offerings more.
     
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    I too miss Grant's Perfect Porter.
     
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    Commonwealth w/ Jeff Charnick (RIP). Some of the best US-brewed English Ales I've ever had. I truly miss him and those Yorkshire squares.
     
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    Meaning that 'Pre-Palm Rodenbach' was a beautiful thing.
    Once they got their mitts into it, they killed the beers.
     
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    It was something 'sprucey'.
     
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    Totally agree Todd. The Commonwealth was awesome. Loved their Porter, Stout and the Winter Warmer.
     
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    Grants
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    King and Barnes
    Ballantine
     
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    Can't argue with those. I cried when King and Barnes closed.
     
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    Have to disagree. Vin de Cereale and Foederbier are way better than anything Rodenbach brewed while still independent.
     
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    Watney Truman Ltd.
    Watneys Cream Sout was a fine brew and will be missed.
     
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    Indeed. If Ouroboros was canned next to Heady there would be equal ISO's for it. Luscious and other seasonals and the crazy sours they had on tap also were great. Wish I'd had more opportunities to have enjoyed them, and that the pub still was open.
     
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    Neptune in NYC, not that I miss their beer- but the pint glass I broke from them. Of all the pint glasses I have, I had to break one from a defunct brewery. I forgot about New Amsterdam, seem's there is a place in NYC for a New Amsterdam brewery, great little pub. And the Thompson Street Brewery was excellent- used to go there all the time. And of course the late, great Vernon Valley Brewery- and speaking of late, great Jay Mission and I are the only people I knew that had one of their liter glasses. Friend of mine grew up in the area and they used to smash the liters glasses for fun after the place closed.
     
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