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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 O'Hara -

Hey -- great review. Thanks for the nice words. I doubt regular readers of your blog would agree with me, but I sincerely love a good, cold Budweiser 9 times out of ten. Anyway, the book is kind of a gift book that you might pick up for your Dad, who loved Schaffer, or perhaps your brother who just got out of college...

Alan -

Exactly. I think most of my readers are folk who appreciate beer as it exists in the space time continuum and <i>once upon a time, in a land far far away</i>...this was beer. What I like about your book most of all is that you stuck to that framing and were not apologetic about - which at the same time being interesting. There are plenty of beer writers who can't manage either focus or being interesting so I say good luck to you. And pop by any time if you have comments even if there is a lot of "snob-magnet" brews around the place...even if we are not snobs.

Chris O'Hara -

Love the blog, so I'll be around. Actually I'm drinking a nice Sierra Nevada right now. I don't know if it's snob beer material or not, but I can tell you that my third one is the tastiest so far...

Alan -

That is beauty, Chris - who knows, maybe you will keep us honest around here.

John -

It is interesting to read about drinking beer in books.