Blasts From the Past, Thanks to a Crafty Brewer

Despite my best efforts to procure a DeLorean and a fistful of plutonium and travel back in time, I remain rooted in the present, growing older by the minute. But thanks to Massachusetts' Pretty Things, I'm able to skip backward through the centuries via the magic of the beer glass. Working in conjunction with beer historian Ron Pattinson, Dann Paquette and Martha Holley-Paquette re-create recipes lost to the dusty annals of time with their Once Upon a Time... series. Take the first release, February 27th, 1832: The British mild ale, despite its vanilla moniker, was made with heaps of whole-flower hops and boasted a dizzying 10.5 percent ABV. It's a taste of the past that tastes delicious today. Curious? Check out the full story at Food Republic. Drink it up!