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Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.

Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."

Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."


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Rusty -

When Peter & Rex mentioned the term "Bootlegger" on the National Road Show from PEI on Tuesday Nite, I thought they were talking about CDs.

Alan -

A post-bootlegger boom is now being reported. Interesting to note that the Bobby MacMillan being quoted is also a sitting member of the province's legislature for the the governing party so would be a fairly positive spokesman for the legitimization of this sector of the local market.

Alan -

Just a note somewhat on topic from a Veterans Affairs Canada site:<blockquote class="smalltext">The Airmen in Charlottetown, would visit the Orchid Restaurant, located across from Ed's Taxi, where they would ask for a pot of cold tea. This was code for a pot of cold beer. PEI was under prohibition, sale of alcohol was illegal at this time.</blockquote>...and another...<blockquote smalltext'>..."I can remember walking off the platform and an Air Force fella ahead of me, he was a Welshman, and there was one man shaking his hand saying 'Welcome to Charlottetown'. And the Welshman says 'Hi Mate, thanks a lot' he says 'What time do the pubs close?' Now that was a shocker because we had no idea that Prince Edward Island was one hundred percent prohibition. There was no place you could get a drink of beer unless you went to the bootleggers. Of which there were plenty at that time."</blockquote>

Rikimae -

The Bootleggers in Charlottetown have been closed now since December.. and I am one of a few who miss them.. I don't go to regular bars because they can be a bit too rowdy.. and that can be fairly dangerous to someone like myself, who has low vision.. everyone knows you at a bootleggers.. you are all friends.. sometimes as close as family... now they are gone.. there are seniors who have nowhere to go in town for socializing.. seeing that the seniors social centre is not even in town anymore, it's on the outskirts... it's a shame that the govt of this province couldn't have come up with a compromise for these places.. so that they could stay open legally... oh well.. too late for that now.. the bar I went to was made into apartments...