I have had this bottle at the back of the fridge for a while. And I know the photo is not as sharp as it might be. But I like it. And I like this beer. This is the upgrade from High Falls Brewing of Rochester, (land of the garbage plate) the brewers for decades (or rather successors of brewers) of Genesee Cream, the infamous up state down home brew which has retained a certain audience for its like, slightly corny pale pale ale/lager hybrid. While the JWD APA (American Pale Ale for those of you who need a hint) is not the greatest APA I have had, it is also good value for money. There is flavour and balance: a bit of hops that go beyond Mt Hood, a bit of sweet crystal and even a touch of smoke that is maybe a tiny bit of black malt. A lot of beer advocates gave a thumbs up, too, especially at the price which is right between the discount and the micro.
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."