Just when an announcement was to be made in early 2004 that
the 3AD History Website was to have an "official beverage,"
the sad news was learned that Tank Beer had been permanently
discontinued in 2003. The product was conceived of by a Long
Island, NY, wine company that began marketing the beer in 2000
in both North America and Europe. It was brewed and bottled in
Israel especially for the U.S. firm and even had its own website
But sales simply did not catch on and the plug was pulled
in early 2003, although dwindling supplies still exist in certain
distribution channels. This was a tragedy for all of us. By all
accounts from Website Staff and friends, and by an anonymous
former 3AD Commanding General, the beer was excellent. Made with
high quality European grain and hops, it was a hearty, full-bodied,
dark lager beer that reminded us of a really good German beer.