Bought some New Albion on the way home. The significance of it makes me think of the time when SNPA made its way to Indiana. I was in my early/mid 20s, and it changed me forever, in terms of what beer was or could be. Not long after, my Dad bought me a couple homebrew kits as a birthday present, complete with the yeast packets taped to the lids of the two cans. And the obsession was on !
As for the beer - it's a simple recipe. 2 row, Cascade, mildly fruity ale yeast. But it's good beer. I'm a lifelong beer geek, but not so much so that I can't appreciate beer that's not a RIS or IIPA ( and I love those). I wasn't drinking in 1976 when this beer originally came out but,remembering what SNPA tasted like for the 1st time in 1991 or 2, I can imagine what this beer did to get the ball rolling. Cheers Jack!