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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2020, 06:17:40 pm »
Twenty five or so years ago, I used to find Berliner Kindl at specialty beer stores.  I wish that was still around these days to show people what a Berliner Weisse is supposed to taste like.
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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2020, 06:32:42 pm »
I second missing Pete’s Wicked Ale, but you never knew what the beer would be like since it was contract brewed at several places. Really enjoyable when right, but could be completely forgettable.

Another one that I miss, is Becks Dark. Nothing spectacular, but entirely enjoyable.
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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2020, 07:15:10 pm »
Twenty five or so years ago, I used to find Berliner Kindl at specialty beer stores.  I wish that was still around these days to show people what a Berliner Weisse is supposed to taste like.

Did you have Schultheis back in the day? Very different, some say more traditional.
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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2020, 07:48:10 pm »
Twenty five or so years ago, I used to find Berliner Kindl at specialty beer stores.  I wish that was still around these days to show people what a Berliner Weisse is supposed to taste like.

Did you have Schultheis back in the day? Very different, some say more traditional.
No, I was never able to find it.
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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2020, 08:42:30 pm »
Two regionals from Deschutes':

Buzzsaw Brown Ale - Nice chocolatey American Brown Ale with a nice NW piney hop profile.  It's been gone at least 10 or 15 years now.
Twilight Ale - This used to be their summer beer until about 3 years ago.  It was a really poundable American Blonde with a citrusy hop bill that only hit about 28 IBUs.  Less caramel and less bitterness than Mirror Pond.

This was my goto lawnmower beer in the summer until they stopped making it a few years ago.  Sad to see both go.


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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2020, 10:13:26 pm »
I second missing Pete’s Wicked Ale, but you never knew what the beer would be like since it was contract brewed at several places. Really enjoyable when right, but could be completely forgettable.

Another one that I miss, is Becks Dark. Nothing spectacular, but entirely enjoyable.
Agreed on Beck's Dark. When it was around it was an easy to find, easy to drink schwarzbier.

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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2020, 05:44:18 am »
I second missing Pete’s Wicked Ale, but you never knew what the beer would be like since it was contract brewed at several places. Really enjoyable when right, but could be completely forgettable.

Another one that I miss, is Becks Dark. Nothing spectacular, but entirely enjoyable.
Agreed on Beck's Dark. When it was around it was an easy to find, easy to drink schwarzbier.

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Yeah, I remember that as a regularly available choice in a bottle at restaurants as one of a few decent choices along with SA and Bass Ale before beer menus exploded in size.
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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2020, 06:39:44 am »
Original Rolling Rock from Old Latrobe's Glass Lined Tanks ... when I was a kid we used to buy a case or two a week of returnable bottles. It had a weird flavor that later on I realized was DMS. It was obviously best when ice cold. But I have some fond late night memories of being either underage or slightly of age and destroying cases of those with friends.

Can you get MGD any more? I used to love MGD. And Michelob - that was an actual tasty lager back in the days awash of BMC.

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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2020, 07:37:33 am »
Original Rolling Rock from Old Latrobe's Glass Lined Tanks ... when I was a kid we used to buy a case or two a week of returnable bottles. It had a weird flavor that later on I realized was DMS. It was obviously best when ice cold. But I have some fond late night memories of being either underage or slightly of age and destroying cases of those with friends.

Can you get MGD any more? I used to love MGD. And Michelob - that was an actual tasty lager back in the days awash of BMC.

I believe Rolling Rock was loaded with flaws, not just DMS.  ;D

But we drank it by the wagon load as kids as well. 

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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2020, 08:26:37 am »
Original Rolling Rock from Old Latrobe's Glass Lined Tanks ... when I was a kid we used to buy a case or two a week of returnable bottles. It had a weird flavor that later on I realized was DMS. It was obviously best when ice cold. But I have some fond late night memories of being either underage or slightly of age and destroying cases of those with friends.

Can you get MGD any more? I used to love MGD. And Michelob - that was an actual tasty lager back in the days awash of BMC.
We used to get Michelob a lot as kids as a step up from bud. Probably the payday beer and stroh’s and others were the Thursday before payday beer. Wasn’t there a michelob dark?
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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2020, 10:18:49 am »
Original Rolling Rock from Old Latrobe's Glass Lined Tanks ... when I was a kid we used to buy a case or two a week of returnable bottles. It had a weird flavor that later on I realized was DMS. It was obviously best when ice cold. But I have some fond late night memories of being either underage or slightly of age and destroying cases of those with friends.

Can you get MGD any more? I used to love MGD. And Michelob - that was an actual tasty lager back in the days awash of BMC.

I believe Rolling Rock was loaded with flaws, not just DMS.  ;D

But we drank it by the wagon load as kids as well.

It probably was truly awful! But not as bad as Iron City which, even as a kid, I knew was bad. Even at $6 a case I couldn't drink it.

I'd love to find a Michelob Dark on the shelf today!

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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2020, 10:34:32 am »
Is Old Style still available, maybe not where I'm at?

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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2020, 01:11:15 pm »
I wish I could get the Bert Grant beers. Some of my favorite craft beers from the early 90’s. I remember they seemed to be bursting with flavor apart from the usual macro stuff at the time. I wonder what I would think of it now if I could taste it? Sierra Nevada and Bert Grant are some of my first, fond memories of American micro beer.


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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2020, 01:44:32 pm »
New Belgium 2 Below.

This was their winter seasonal in the very end of the 2000s and then appeared in the winter mix pack a few years ago. It's not an explosive beer but it hits the right spot in winter. It's one of those beers I keep meaning to go back and clone but I never end up brewing.

All of Otter Creek's core line before Harpoon took them over, especially Stovepipe Porter and their Pale Ale.

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I remember Otter Creek was one of the few breweries other than Harpoon and Sam Adams we would see from the northwest in Texas in the 2000s/early 2010s. I think it disappeared from the market around the same time Harpoon mostly disappeared. I came across an old six pack holder for their kolsch. I remember it being a nice beer. Too bad Harpoon seems to have ruined them.
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Re: Beer you wish was still available
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2020, 01:45:57 pm »
Who made that beer called "long hammer" had it in Olympia Washington in about maybe 2004. First beer I had that wasn't Red Dog

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