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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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Donavan Hall -

I don't argue that "in theory" you are right that good beer can be mass produced; however, I suspect that scaling up production to industrial levels requires unavoidable compromises. Also, there is an intangible in craft beer that mass production can't reproduce. In principle, I could talk to the person who made the bottle of craft beer I'm drinking. Knowing who made the beer and being able to shake that persons hand is a big plus in the enjoyment category.