OK, if you have been following these comments, you will know that Craig of the New York State museum has taken a mad interest in the idea of Albany Ale. Which means it is now a "project" as opposed to a mere idle obsession. To that end, I have started to organize things a bit more:
- First, I decided to get these random links organized into a few better categories under the blog's articles system. So you can now follow with glee the explorations of the project though a timeline, though a directory of brewers and breweries as well as resources related to "what is Albany" in the province and then state of New York as well as some definitions. These are all in early days and will be added to over time.
- Then I created "AlbanyAle" at the Twitter experience, set up a stand alone email address at email@example.com and also created a Facebook group. I don't know if all that really will aid in anything but if I didn't it would not be a real project, would it;
- Next, I am going to propose the formulation of one ale from one point in time based on available information, probably a reasonable guess at the 1835 stong ale. As this idea will be hypothetical, it may be up for debate and alteration. But I have already posted on the likely hop of choice.
- One day, maybe someone will make it.
So, a question has become an itch and then a project and now a Facebook page. I want the t-shirt. That is what I am really in this for at the end of the day - a trip to Albany and a t-shirt.