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Which closed brewery did you wish was still around?

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

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  1. canucklehead

    canucklehead Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

    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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  2. Flashy

    Flashy Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    Gettysburg, Catamount and Mountain Valley.
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  3. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

  4. canucklehead

    canucklehead Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

    Catamount always seemed to have a cool lineup . Their Porter, Christmas Ale and Ipa stood out.
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  5. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    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

    canucklehead Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

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

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Baltimore Brewing Company

  8. liquorpig

    liquorpig Sep 6, 2008 Massachusetts

    Ould Newbury and Catamount.
  9. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    the original James Page brewery on quincy street in NE Minneapolis
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  10. Handle

    Handle Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    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.
  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Heavyweight Brewing. I got to try some, thanks to a great BA who no longer participates here.:( NutBrown....come back.
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  12. herrburgess

    herrburgess Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Brauerei Barth in Schesslitz. Oldest of the old-school Franconian breweries.
  13. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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  14. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    I was coming to say Heavyweight too. They would be dominating now.
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  15. aknight

    aknight Jun 2, 2008 California

    New Albion. I just would have loved to have tried it.
  16. ClockworkOrange

    ClockworkOrange Feb 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

  17. ClockworkOrange

    ClockworkOrange Feb 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Heavyweight, Catamount, Celis White (TX), and Rhino Chasers.
  18. DrinkingIPA

    DrinkingIPA Jan 30, 2011 Massachusetts

    I love all the shout outs for Catamount. My choice as well.
  19. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    Catamount - one of the first small craft breweries I experimented with in college.
  20. ClockworkOrange

    ClockworkOrange Feb 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    He actually just brewed Lunacy at his brewpub in philly, not sure if there are others to follow...
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  21. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    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.

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  22. mkabull

    mkabull Nov 2, 2007 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Pennichuk out of New Hampshire
  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Boston Beer Co. is supposedly going to rebrew one of their beers in the near future.
  24. slander

    slander Nov 5, 2001 New York
    Site Editor

    Heavyweight, sure, yep.
    Grants (if for nothing but the Perfect Porter)
    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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  25. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    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.
  26. DougOLis

    DougOLis Aug 15, 2008 California

    Blind Pig - I wish Vinnie Cilurzo was still closer to San Diego
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  27. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

  28. MasterSki

    MasterSki Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    The Alchemist brewpub. As much as I love Heady Topper I actually enjoyed some of their other offerings more.
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  29. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Jan 31, 2005 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I too miss Grant's Perfect Porter.
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  30. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    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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  31. slander

    slander Nov 5, 2001 New York
    Site Editor

    Meaning that 'Pre-Palm Rodenbach' was a beautiful thing.
    Once they got their mitts into it, they killed the beers.
  32. slander

    slander Nov 5, 2001 New York
    Site Editor

    It was something 'sprucey'.
  33. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Totally agree Todd. The Commonwealth was awesome. Loved their Porter, Stout and the Winter Warmer.
  34. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    King and Barnes
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  35. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Barclay Perkins.
  36. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Can't argue with those. I cried when King and Barnes closed.
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  37. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Have to disagree. Vin de Cereale and Foederbier are way better than anything Rodenbach brewed while still independent.
  38. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aug 10, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Watney Truman Ltd.
    Watneys Cream Sout was a fine brew and will be missed.
  39. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    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.
  40. Flashy

    Flashy Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    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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