Hardly a trader amongst them...or as I like to call them first victims. Not too many new New Englanders among them, though the Fisherman's Brew from Cape Ann Brewing is a real treat. The collection stands at about 55 different varieties right now which should carry the blog for a couple of months at least. I am most looking forward to a side-by-side of some unfamiliar English pale ales at some point as well as that Southern Tier's Jah-va Imperial Coffee Stout. I have some decent vintage ales but I have been wondering if there is really a post in that if I do not have some pairs of the same ale from different years. Anyway, the larder is well stocked. Once I get a basement later this year, this selection may well look like a mere sampler. Click for more detail if you are into that sort of thing. And you are.
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."