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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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Gary from NH -

Vivid fantasy life? Well, I did make up the part about using my teeth as an opener.
I have been out of college for decades, but that seems the demographic age for this product.

Alan -

I would expect your tailgating set, too. Handy and hard to lose. I was particularly struck by how solid it was.

John 'Bottle Buddy Guy' Rowe -

Yep. It works best when 'fit snug' on yer middle finger! And to make sure no one else rips their finger off...we've now got a size chart:



Matt -

I use my wedding ring... you just hook the front lip of the ring with your palm down and pull up. Admittedly, it sometimes takes a couple of tries, and I have cut my pinky finger on the edge of the cap before, but it looks damn smooth to walk into a room and nonchalantly pop open your beer with your wedding ring, as if to say, "See guys, THAT'S what this thing's for." I wouldn't recommend this with a gold ring, however -- mine's titanium, so it doesn't get scuffed up.

Gary -

I suspected that the Bottle Buddy inventors saw you or somebody like you, and had a little flash of inspiration. Or maybe it was somebody with one of those huge, ugly, indestructible class rings.

Colin -

I use the Bottle Buddy regularly in my Beer Tasting & Education classes. In fact, we have started to sell them here in BC...<p>The students in our classes love the bottle buddy and I used it on television and it was instantly a hit. A great party favour, I did indeed have the girls lined up (hopefully not just because I was opening beers for them).<p>I actually use the Bottle Buddy on both my index and middle finger. Most people like the index finger.<p>Cheers & Beers!<p>[Ed.: <i>I had to make a call.</i>]