Lightship was eventually abandoned for Sam Adams Light. It was the second beer Jim Koch ever made. The vision for Lightship was to change peoples expectations of light beer. The recipe itself is over 20 years old now.
Lightship as seen bottles and draft before it’s retirement sometime in the 1990’s, although RateBeer.com has some ratings from 2006. In 2011, Lightship will be making draft appearances once again.