You Can Now Rate Beers from Closed Breweries

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,115) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    Based on recent demand and feedback, we've removed our long-standing rule that didn't allow you to rate beers listed under a brewery marked as closed. While the rule made sense years ago, the reasons no longer apply today and it removes some confusion for many raters.

    • Places tagged as closed are not ratable (no change).
    • Retired beers listed under open breweries are ratable (no change).
    • Retired beers listed under closed breweries are now ratable (changed).
    • Retired beers/places are excluded from current lists and stats (no change).
    That's it. Now go dig up those retired beers and rate 'em...

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  2. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Poo-Bah (8,361) Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    This is awesome! I have a few that I've been hoping to tick for a while now!
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  3. StonedTrippin

    StonedTrippin Poo-Bah (19,519) May 28, 2011 Colorado

    way cool. many thanks!
  4. fthegiants

    fthegiants Poo-Bah (1,676) Nov 20, 2013 California
    Society Trader

    Greatest top 250 of all-time next?
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  5. Patches826

    Patches826 Savant (932) Aug 28, 2013 Massachusetts

    My Pretty Things stash thanks you.
  6. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,051) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
    Society Trader

    Was thinking the exact same thing. I can finally pull those out of the cellar in good conscious.
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  7. Bshaw22

    Bshaw22 Crusader (786) Aug 29, 2013 Wisconsin

    The people have spoken. Cheers to this change.
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  8. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,115) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    I've already started to think about this. :thinking_face:
  9. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,630) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
    Society Trader

    am i missing something here...? i feel like i have always had the option to rate retired beers. i rated like 3 or 4 the other weekend (Dec 16th) at the Side Project anniversary party...
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  10. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,854) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
    Society Trader

    Thank goodness! I have a couple Tallgrass to add that I had right after they announced the closing....
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  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,115) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    No, but I updated the post to properly reflect the core of the update: rating beers from closed breweries.
  12. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,630) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
    Society Trader

    i see. thanks for the clarification.
  13. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,858) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    That is great - I am usually behind in my reviews and once in a while I get a beer i can't rate because the brewery has gone under.
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  14. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (7,441) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    Already feeling the nostalgia with Enlightenment Ales, Craggie Brewing, Arcade Brewing, and Pretty Things. Thank you!
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  15. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,805) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Excellent update!
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  16. rudzud

    rudzud Poo-Bah (7,045) Apr 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Oh man..when did Arcade close? I think I saved my empty bottle of Mega Milk because of the label.
  17. MoreBeer4me

    MoreBeer4me Disciple (300) Aug 25, 2014 New Jersey

    Cue up Rheingold Extra Dry prior to 1976!
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  18. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Poo-Bah (2,183) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia

  19. GratefulBeerGuy

    GratefulBeerGuy Poo-Bah (3,071) May 20, 2006 New Hampshire
    Society Trader

    More improvements! Love it guys.
  20. mothmanscott

    mothmanscott Poo-Bah (1,673) Jan 5, 2015 Georgia

    I've been doing the same thing the last for month. It's the beers of defunct breweries can't list a review for.
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  21. HopsAreDaMan

    HopsAreDaMan Defender (667) Jul 28, 2015 Missouri
    Society Deactivated

    I really do appreciate this. Just a few days ago I picked up a 6-pack of a beer from Tallgrass (now closed): Velvet Rooster. Now I know I can rate it, along with their amazing Big RICC--a beer I wanted to rate and couldn't. Now I know I can!
  22. JonnoWillsteed

    JonnoWillsteed Poo-Bah (1,874) Apr 12, 2013 England

    This is great. I recently moved house, then moved country, etc, so much has been happening I've been traveling all over the place and slugging new beers and just haven't had time to recall where I even wrote my tasting notes down. It's disappointing to later find a batch of holiday reviews and realise some of them can't post. Thanks for changing the policy.
  23. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (7,441) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    December 2016 I think. Great label! Forgot to submit my of review mega milk before they closed
  24. Weinerdog43

    Weinerdog43 Initiate (41) Sep 3, 2018 Wisconsin

    This is a great idea. It's a perfect place for the old "Pete's Wicked" stuff.

    I should also note that it would not be the 1st time that a brewery brings back a discontinued brew.
  25. selecter70

    selecter70 Devotee (445) Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts

    Good since the retired beer from 2017 was resuscitated in 2018.
  26. chitoryu12

    chitoryu12 Savant (953) Feb 2, 2009 Florida

    What was the original reasoning for not allowing ratings? I figured people would still be able to acquire cans or bottles even if they were out of production.
  27. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,115) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    It had to do with the way we treated retired beers back in the day, as well as our views on rating old beer. It just stuck after a while and was never given a proper revisit until now.
  28. rodbeermunch

    rodbeermunch Poo-Bah (5,761) Sep 30, 2015 Nevada
    Society Trader

    Hey I got one for you: You can't add a beer from a closed brewery. Maybe its intentional. Case in point: Only Butte Creek (now closed) has its 10th and 11th Organic Revolution IPAs on the list. I went to review/add Butte Creek Organic Revolution II Imperial IPA and notice you can't add it (or the other ~9 versions 1, 3-9 etc. . . ) to the brewery.

    Normally wouldn't add something so old, but I got meticulous notes/scorecard from the 8th annual Double IPA festival (held February 9, 2008) I'm adding as I clean out drawers in my office.
  29. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (160) Mar 15, 2014 California

    Now I can rate all those Valiant Brews from yesteryear