It is always good to have a graphic designer on your side. Craig of Albany is an Exhibit Graphic Designer with the NYS Museum and, frankly, seems to taken on the hobby of making this project idea look far better and be better researched than I could ever have achieved. It may be a bit less than crisp due to my MS Paint scaling down. The original is t-shirt sized. Imagine that. You may watch my more clumsy attempts over here and here. Note that there is potentiall a quibble on the start date of 1614 as Henry Hudson claimed the river for the Dutch and was, it turns out, packing two sorts of beer on his ship the Half Moon as he travelled up the river in 1609.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."