20.5 years ago at the mall, armed with a gift card we got as a wedding gift I spotted a Mr. Beer kit. A die hard PBR drinker but that sounded cool. My wife said sure get it. A decision she may now regret. Followed directions and waited until the PET bottles got hard. It was surprisingly good. After tasting some of my now homebrew, many micros and imports I might not think so.
Talking to one of the guys at work he told me he homebrews and there is a homebrew shop in town. I soon became one of their beast customers. Back then all of their recipes were measured in cups of DME. When I decided to go all grain they had so few AG brewers you had to order a sack of Breiss.
BTW I knew it was 20.5 years because we had our 20th anniversary last summer.