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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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Ross -

Is there one book that you would recommend that provides the best single source of information on the business of beer making, from ancient times to modern day, and that includes German style beers as well?

Pretty tall order I know, but ...

Alan -

Hmmm...that is a tall order as I am you may have noticed not a big German lager fan but that, of course, is only from, say, the 1840s on. One thing you might do is get some editions from the Classic Beer Style Series published by Brewers Publications of Denver Colorado relating to German beers. They include sections on history as well as how the beers are made. I have three on German ale styles:<ul><li>German Wheat Beer by Eric Warner (1992)</li><li>Kölsch by Eric Warner and</li><li>Altbier (1998) by Horst D. Dornbusch (1998).</li></ul>They have othre books on German styles.

Adam -

Thanks Alan for the lead on this book. It looks like Amazon has it. I think I'm going to order it :-)

Adam -

Oops...I almost forgot. Here is the link to the book at Amazon...

href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812237951/sr=8-1/qid=1144778309/ref=sr_1_1/102-2468911-9203317?%5Fencoding=UTF8">Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

(I hope the link works.)

Adam -

One more time...

Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

(Sorry Alan, I couldn't figure out how to edit my comment.)

Adam -

I got the book today. I'll have to give it a go. I'll probably post a followup to your review and my experience on our blog.

Thanks again :-)

Alan -

Go! Go! Go! Go!