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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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david cooper -

Here is a more or less correct translation

EVERY variety of yeast is unique & has a great influence(invloed) on the final(uit(out)eind(end)elijke) taste of the beer

Alan -

Thanks David! I should have been cleverer on that last one. I worked in Holland when I was younger and came away with the feeling that if you just pretended you had a mouthful of blackcurrent candy, Dutch was not that far off English. I should have recalled "Uitgang" as exit - especially as we Scots say "gang oot" for leaving a place.

Raymond Worrall -

Was just checking out my bottle of Corsendonk Abby Pale Ale at the local liquor store this evening in Oakland, New Jersey when this guy comes up behind me with rather large bottle of Beck's in his hand.
"Corsendonk...Corsendonk," he says, "Have you tried this or have you tried that. The best beer I've ever had is Westmalle."
"Where can I find it," I say back.
"Well, you have to have it draft," he said. "Everytime I go to Belgium I have to have Westmalle. As a matter of fact, the last time I went to Belgium, I went just for the Westmalle."
I guess I have to take a trip to Belgium. Until then, Corsendonk it is.

Alan -

Errr...unless you have it in a bottle like in the photo above.