Seriously. This is only for the die-hards and they know who they are. (Which I was tempted to write in one long string.) This is a worthy read.
Years from now, we'll be looking back at and appreciating Stan and other beer writers as the keepers of the record. Classic case in this particular piece: Stan's not only "commenting," he's also offering up archival material. (*1)
Happy historian here! _________
*1: That's the stuff through which the historian in me lives and breathes. See this if you're curious about how historians do what they do and why I'd say "Go read this piece by Stan!"