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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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brad -

Where can I get this? I need to find a bottle. I think they stole my likeness for the label.

Alan -

See this note for happier news.

Alan -

Greg over at the Bar Towel has a heads up about this good bit of news for the brewery:<blockquote class="smalltext">Also from out East, the folks from Glenora Springs Brewery were on hand with a large display and stacks of promotional material announcing their impending name change. With a new brewer, new equipment, better quality control and an upcoming move to a new brewing facility, new owners Christopher and Norah Rogers are understandably eager to move away from the stigma attached to the Glenora Springs name due to the infection issues suffered under the brewery's previous ownership. So this fall, the brewery will be relaunched as Barley Days Brewery, named for the era in the late 1800's when Prince Edward County was renowned for the quality of the barley and hops grown in the area. All of the beers will be rebranded as well, with the new names being Harvest Gold (formerly Red Coat) Pale Ale , Wind & Sail (formerly Triple Chin Irish) Dark Ale, Loyalist (formerly White Cap) Lager, and Yuletide (formerly Black Scarf) Cherry Porter, and they will now be available in 341 ml bottles with new labels featuring vintage artwork by Prince Edward County artist Manly MacDonald (1889-1971).</blockquote>That is great news and good for the lads behind the brewery to root out all that needed rooting out.