Just goes to show how much this hobby has changed and improved.
My first batch around 15 years ago was a basic pre-hopped kit with table sugar. I cooled it by throwing in commercial ice which caused it to start going bad in 4 weeks (tasting more like a bad cider). I threw a party and some good old boys drank it all before it went totally bad.
After that I was making OK beer for years. With improved ingredients, equipment, processes I'm now making good to great beer. Oh, and hanging out here has dramatically helped also.
In Primary: Belgium Chimay clones.
In Secondary: Braggot, pale ale, end of the world white.
Conditioning: Mead, Cider, braggot, Belgium Wheat.
On Tap: Clones, Chimay Blue, Red, Porter, malted cider.
Bottles: Far, far, too many to list.