Mike has done some excellent research with a map he has found showing the first places of libation in his hometown and my old stomping grounds of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Go read. If he'd scan the map we could put it up here as some interactive history with an edjificational twist. Just thinking of the youth of the nation.
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."