So Gabob. where can I find this famous brew for sale?
I am in AWE, we have a real Southren' Sam Adams in our MIDST..,.
Actually, my first experience with "Homebrew" happened to be in Georgia, in 1976, and I was 17!
My cousin, my Father's favorite nephew, was a Captain commanding a helicopter squadron at Ft. Stewart. He was a WILD man but a good man, got in a car wreck when HE was 17 and drunk, that caused some people to be killed, Judge gave him the choice of the Army (this was in the 60s) or jail, he enlisted. Right after basic, some officer came through asking for volunteers to fly choppers, he said WTH, and raised his hand, next thing he knows he's a Warrant, and trained to fly slicks, and on his way to 'nam, second tour he flies Cobras as a Lt., third tour he's a Captain commanding his own squadron, earns the Silver Star...
...but during the "Homebrew" incident, it was right after Jimmy Carter, rapid downsizing of the Army, he knew he was not "moving up" because of no degree, so would be "moving out," he was marking the days, and we were in Jacksonville visiting my Sister, and Dad got a bug up his butt to drive up to Savanah and see David.
We get to Ft Stewart, and David and his wonderful wife are great hosts, immediately offering booze to us, then he says Uncle Harry, I got some home brew in the Basement, do you want some? My Dad says "Hell no, I know what that stuff can do..."and takes a scotch, David tells me with a wink..".C'mon" and leads me off to incoherence.
All I remember is MANY beer steins of beer looking like pond water with stuff floating in it, and being only a SLIGHTLY experienced Beer drinker then, I can't really tell you if I liked it or not, I DO remember after like the 2nd or third one it started tasting better.
I don't remember getting sick, but then I remember I didn't really REMEMBER the drive back to Jacksonville or what happened for the next three days either, and the few periods of time I was awake in that time fram my Dad saying "SEE? SEE?" with a smile on his face....
My cousin died of cancer a few years before my Dad did in '97, it was never proved, but his AO for one of his tours was where it was heavily defoliated, it was suspected that it may have been linked to Agent Orange.
Thanks for bringing back the great memories, Gabob!