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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 -

Access to an updated data system? Why didn't they mention that to me when they tried to sell me a copy of the book?

I considered buying one for many of the reasons you mentioned, but decided against it because a large part of it becomes outdated every year as breweries open and close, seasonals get retired, etc...

Do they offer any access to the "updated data" without buying the book? I'd be willing to purchase a subscription to a service like that if they could keep it current, but I have no use for a big, glossy, soon-to-be-outdated book.

Alan -

I think it is 47 bucks on Amazon, access to the database included through a passowrd you get with the book.

Michael -

We don't offer the Online Companion alone, but it does keep you and your book up to date with monthly (more often weekly) updates.

A Good Beer Blog members can purchase the book at the special $39.95 rate, by going to www.thebeerbible.com.

Alan -

Hey! A discount! Thanks Michael. If I had a beer blog ball cap I would fire one off to you in return.

Chris -

Thanks Michael!

A big hats off to these folks. When I got in this morning there was an email waiting for me from Thomas Kelley informing me that they would ship me a complimentary copy of the book for review. It's rare for a company to be so quick on the draw, especially when it comes to offering things for free. Once I've digested it I'm going to add it to our reference library so that customers can peruse it as well. If anyone asks about the book I'll tell them to join the Good Beer Blog nation so they can get the discount!

Thanks again Michael and Thomas, and thank you Alan for helping connect us!