In the 1970s, the landscape for lovers of good beer was pretty dismal. The bleak period of Prohibition had helped shutter many of the smaller, historic breweries in the nation, and what remained were watery lagers and mass-market light beers. Enter New Albion. First brewed in 1976 in Sonoma, CA, New Albion American Ale changed the beer market for good, becoming the first microbrew produced since Prohibition. Though the original brewer went out of business after a few years, Ohio’s own Platform Beer Company recently relaunched the ale for a new generation of suds aficionados. Pay homage to great beer, brewed right. Cheers!