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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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Alan -

Great reporting from the front, Knut.

Knut -

Yeah. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!

Louis B Knockel -

Good writing, wonderful pictures. Keep enjoying your beer, Knut! Being a Norwegian, you won't have trouble reading this:


Blork -

Great report, Knut! But what is the "7 minute law?"

Knut -

The Seven Minute Rule is a procedure for serving tap beer where you spend seven minutes to serve even a 30 cl glass of pils. You pour a few centiliters at a time, ensuring that you get a lot of foam. This ensures a pretty and thick head on the glass, but all the carbon dioxide is removed from the beer, so it ends up rather flat.
It also means that you have to order a new beer as soon as you have received one.
Needless to say, this is more suited to an out of the way Kneipe than to a busy bar where the customers pop in while they are waiting for a train.