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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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Chris -

I'd always heard that it was due to the fact that our "bitter" sensing taste buds are located in the very back of the mouth/throat, and the only way to properly gauge the bitterness is to swallow the beer.

Alan -

Couldn't you just gargle? And besides, I thought that whole parts of the mouth thing had been thrown out. Maybe I am mixing up episodes of PBS's <i>Nova</i>.

Knut -

Then I'd rather limit the number of beers on one occation. Or tasting with someone.
The last time I was in London I felt like a sissy ordering half pints at the Jerusalem Tavern, faced with a large range of beers.

Alan -

It's bad when a Norwegian starts feeling like a sissy.

Knut -

Yes, we have a whaling/seal-killing wrestling with polar bears image to protect.

Joe -

And, interestingly, all of those activities partner naturally with beer.

Knut -

Of course they do. And a hoppy IPA is perfect with a whale steak, too!