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Happy Halloween everybody!
|Storm King— get it?|
|Albany c1695. What looks like |
north is actually west on this map.
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|Le Breton's original Albany Ale Ad of 1805|
|Courtesy of the Albany Institute of History and Art|
In the early 1860s, Taylor began adding the word "Cream" to its tag line now stating "Albany Imperial Cream XX Ales" and by 1875 had dropped the XXs altogether—advertising only "Albany Imperial Cream Ale."Upon further research, it appears that Taylor had been advertising their "Cream" Ale as early as the 1840s. It also appears that "Albany Imperial XX Ale " and "Albany Imperial Cream Ale" are not synonymous, with each other.
|Amsdell's brewing log from 1901|
|Vassar's brewing log from 1835|
...say from 3 to 3 1/2 bushels of malt to the barrel, and from 2 1/2 to 5 pounds of hops to a barrel, and about four quarts of fine salt to 60 or 70 barrels; say in our pale, we put about two or three pints of honey to the barrel, we think makes the pale ale finer, and is rather an improvement; but we use none in brown beer; the malt is the chief material used, and the article which chiefly communicates tho different tastes, qualities and colour to the beer and ale; and the different shades are chiefly owing to the manner in which the malt is dried on the kiln, and in some measure to the colour of the hop. When we make pale ale, we always select the palest malt and the palest bales of hops. We use no water, but pure, clean water, formerly from a spring, and at present from the city water-works.
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