I was drinking this:
This beer was bottled mid-2010. I was sitting in St. Augustine at a bar that had opened after I moved away from St. Augustine for San Francisco. I was home in August of 2010 in between moving to New Hampshire and decided to splurge on a $20 beer. I recognized Sierra Nevada from my time out west and ordered this. My eyes were open for the first time to what beer could be. It wasn’t until a year later that I started buying beer like this regularly but I was aware of it and it set me on a new path in life. I acquired this in a trade last month. This nearly 2 year old beer has aged pretty well and reminds me of that night with friends – the night I discovered Craft Beer.