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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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Julia -

I realized that THIS is the brewpub my parents, grandma, and I went to back in June 2003. I couldn't remember the name and, sorry to say, I can't remember what beer we had. I do remember that my grandmother was pleased that they had Black Velvet available and asked for a BV & water. They brought her a <i>pint</i> of whisky & water. Needless to say, my grandma was a very happy woman that warm, sunny day!

Alan -

<img src="http://www.genx40.com/images/2005b/blackfly.JPG" vspace="20" hspace="20" align="right"><br><br>The bottled Black Fly lacks the creaminess that the nitro pour gives from the pump but it is still superb - a rich walnut tone comes out amongst the smooth roastiness.

Chris Russell -

Freeport Gritty's kind of rough? Just a bunch of Mainers hanging out drinking pints. The only rough part about Gritty's Freeport is leaving :)


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your beer is the bee's knees

p.s. Ned shcneebly

porter man -

black fly is the bees knees

val -

Halloween Ale is way better.