I got a few interesting emails today and one was from one of my favorite beer writers Lew Bryson announcing an update to his website setting out what he has been up to lately. He has down the right side of this is 13th news letter digest of sort a great feature "What I've Been Drinking" which is basically Pennsylvanian micro-brews. Tröegs Mad Elf looks like a particularly good brew. Go read Lew's news. He is a hero of mine. His picture of Tapwerks in Oklahoma City alone is worth a visit...so I will copy it. Please note. Those are all taps of different drafts. Herself suggests that this image aligns somewhat with my notion of heaven. Sadly Lew indicates that without a big client-base this heaven's brews were too often off, sour.
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."