Is it a team? I dunno. Maybe it is a project. But Craig "X" is on the job:
Craig - September 23, 2010 3:05 pm
I work at the NYS Museum and I am about to go find a book at the NYS Library to get "Ale in prose and verse" Gray, Barry, New York, N.Y. : Russell's American Steam Printing House, 1866....
Alan - September 23, 2010 3:37 pm
Hey Craig - you are my mole in the Museum. Elsewhere on one of these Albany Ale posts there is a link to a scanned web version of that book. By the way, do you have any brewer's journals in the museum? The day to day records of what was being made?
Craig - September 23, 2010 4:49 pm
Hey Alan, I am apparently you're mole. The only reference to "Albany Ale" was a paraphrasing of a medical journal... Unfortunatley, I've been looking for brewer's logs, too... for Ron Pattinson, no luck, so far.
Alan - September 23, 2010 5:32 pm
You've been looking for logs for Pattinson!!!
Ron Pattinson - September 23, 2010 6:39 pm
Craig, much appreciated.
Alan - September 23, 2010 7:51 pm
I am a little obessed with Albany Ale as a puzzle but I hope not proprietarially. For me, this is a really interesting question so it is great that Ron and Craig - people with far more smarts around the Dewey decimal system that I can claim - are interested, too. Kevin Burns, the Albany Craft Beer Examiner, has been watching via Twitter. Me, I have a reasonable measure of "wouldn't it be neat if..." invested in the idea that we may have an opportunity to explore our pre-lager North American beery world to a bit of a greater degree than assumed. I am looking for brewery logs in Ontario, for example. Posed some questions. Made inquiries.
For now, "we" are protecting the identity of Craig. The's the mole in the museum after all. But are there more of you out there? Thinking about Albany Ale, too, as you look out over the Hudson or maybe St. John's harbour in Newfoundland where it was regularly delivered starting around two hundred years ago? If you are thinking about it... whatcha got?