A Good Beer Blog


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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gr -

The shelves in your beer cellar appear satisfyingly full. Me, my teddy bear, my cot and sleeping bag would like to move into your cellar.

Nico -

Hi Alan! It should be nice if you could give us the highlitghts resulting from your mission. You know, the envy factor...

Alan -

Hey Nico,

I am not a Spanish speaker but that looks like an Ecuadorian beer blog you have there. Good work!

So what did I find? Mainly US micros and Belgians this run. The particulars include a Fantome Brise-BonBon. I was hoping to pick you another Pissenlit by them but there was none. I also snabbed a large Poperings Hommel ale which I reviewed last May. The Ithaca Beer Company had a good winter mixed 12 which included my favorite arugula flavoured beer Flower Power, Winterizer, Gorges Smoked Porter and a stout. Last night I had a Anderson Valley Porter that was fantastic - I have another to do a "Week of Porter" with about ten porters to go head to head. I also picked up Anderson Valley's IPA to test against a few other big US IPAs like an Avery "The Maharaja" Imperial IPA and Weyerbacher Eleven Triple IPA. Among the new to me English ales I picked up are Morehouse Pendle Witches Brew and Monkman's Slaughter. So plenty to review through the coming winter months here at eastern Lake Ontario.