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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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lambic -

As my 'nym and my domain name might tell you, I have a particular fondness for lambics. Where did you find this delicious looking stash?

Alan -

Half in Ithaca, NY and the rest in the LCBO of Ontario. Tell me - have you ever had the banana beer?

lambic -

No I haven't. I'm not a big fan of banana flavoured anything (well, except bananas), but maybe banana lambic is different...

Alan -

I wonder if we should beware such possibilities in life.


lister -

I've had Chapeau Banana here in Toronto at Michelle's Brasserie up in Yorkville (Toronto.) If you were iffy on the pineapple then you should like the banana more. It's not as in-your-face as the pineapple and is quite light and pleasant to drink. I only wish the LCBO would carry it in stores. :-(

I'm a big fan of lambis myself with the exception of the sour ones like Cantillon.

Alan -

Have you had the Rodenbach Grand Cru? Now that puppy is sour.

lister -

Nope. I'm not much of a fan of sour stuff. My girlfriend however would be very interested in Grand Cru. She absolutely adores Cantillon and doses her french fries in malt vinegar. I'll let her know about that one. :-)

Matthew -

Alan, does your blog accept track backs? Doesn't seem to.

I commented on this post, and on Oud Beersel and a campaign to save it, over at my blog<a/>.

Alan -

We only employ manual feedback, which should be ditinguished from Manuel Fiedbach, the Argentinian clarinetist of the 1920s.

Alan -

I finally had the Lindemans Cassis. Wonderful.

Alan -

<img src="http://www.genx40.com/images/2006/fram1.JPG" vspace="2" hspace="20" align="right">One more note: Lindemans Framboise. The murky ends of a large format bottle. Deep raspberry fruit with crisp acidity across the tongue. Drier at end than in the sweetness of the fruit. A bit of hop bitter below mimicking the woodsiness of berries off the bush. A mid-way point between the syrupy sort of big operation lambic-esque beers and the crafty ones. A heck of a good beer to blend with oatmeal stout.

Alan -

Here is a good article on lambics - with a hat tip to Chris at Belmont Station.

Anne -

Hello ...
Can you tell me where I may be able to get Lindeman's Peche Lambic in Ontario? Does anyone know if the LCBO is open to 'transferring' such stock between stores?

Alan -

New York state: Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester or Ithaca. Pick yer choose.

L. Stokley -

Where can I find these in NC? Is there anywhere you can order them?

Barbi -

can anyone help me to figure out the alcohol conten of Lindemans raspberry lambic?? the debate is that is either higher than normal beer or lower than normal beer...its not listed on the bottle or on their site...its perplexing!!! any help would b much appriciated...cheers!

mark -

based on the taste and the fact that its not listed i would definitely be leaning towards low content, im drinking a peche and you can hardly tell its alcoholic