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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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Smoove D -

Thanks for reviewing this. I was standing in Wegman's debating if I should try Southern Tier Beer or pick up some Saranac. The Saranac was cheaper, so I went with it. Next time I'll pick up some Southern Tier and try it. If I like it, I'll take some back to Georgia with me.

Shawn Matott -

The Beer Beacon review of Hop Sun is available online at:

mary mittel -

I purchased hop sun summer wheat beer and when I open the bottle the beer exploded out of the bottle losing about 1/4 of the nectar. (It had been sitting in the frig for a week) I tried pouring it in a mug and it was 3/4 foam. I have opened four of the beer and they all exploded. And, yes, I did try to open it and quickly put my mouth over the bottle so as not to waste any. However, the force of the beer shooting out choked me. I paid for a 6 pack and got about 4 bottles of mostly foam. Too bad--what I did taste was excellent.