Maybe I'm feeling a bit old today (60 in a few weeks). Started thinking about beers of ages past before a good craft beer could be had almost anywhere. So I salute those few that made me realize that there was more to the world than Bud. That a beer could be something other than a fairly cheap intoxicant. It had some taste to it, and maybe even a pleasant smell. Pecan Street Lager, when I used to fly into DFW in the 80s. What a treat to find something other than, well, you know. Henry Weinhard back when they numbered their batches (the lower numbers only). Guinness Stout when I rarely could afford it. Some Canadian beer that isn't brewed anymore. I was in Montana at the time (70s). Did they brew Lowenbrau in Canada? Couldn't be LaBatts. Naw. Damn I'm old. I'm now this kind of thread has probably been done many times, but indulge me or I may come over and hit you with my cane. What made you start to think there was more to beer than drinking till you puked or ran out of money?