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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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Alan -

Thanks for that post, Donavan. It is great anytime to turn on the computer to find your work but especially nice after a hot long weekend of moving when my thoughts about beer are far more utilitarian than usual.

Bogie -


I'm looking forward to listening to your podcast. I'm making a similar trip in mid-september to the Seattle area, and I hope to visit a few breweries in my time there.

Donavan Hall -

Bogie- I've also written a couple of articles on Seattle brewpubs for The Spirit World. I'd recommend The Harmon in Tacoma and Elysian in Seattle. Both are excellent. The Elysian Saison from 2004 was a fine example of that broad style. More American breweries should make Saisons.