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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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Knut -

The aspargus tip sounds good. As I will be going to the Low Countries later this year, I will seek out this one.
I have barely touched upon the Belgian beer scene, mostly because I havent't been to Belgium since I started beer blogging. (And because there are many others covering Belgian beers).
But right now I am researching before a trip to Vienna. Lots of brewpubs, lots of boring lagers, too, so I am seeking out some local help to find the best stuff.

Joan Lluis -

C/. Cartagena 223, 5º 2ª
08013 Barcelona

Barcelona,20 of September 2006

I’m a metal caps collector. I would like to know the possibility that you could send me some crown caps for my own collection.
Thanks very much in advance.

Alan -

What are you looking for. We can send out a Beer Blog Alert for you but let us know what you are interested in.

Greg Ketcham -

Stumbled across your blog a bit ago; as I live in the Syracuse area and work in Oswego, I owe you a debt of gratitude for pointing out C's Market- it's rather hidden, didn't even know it was there. Thanks to you I emptied my wallet there a few weeks ago :-)

On Poppel's- had a few bottles from a mail-order "beer of the month" club I joined a few years back. I've reserved two bottles from that lot, as it was quite good...and maybe, maybe I'll try to culture the yeast someday for my own home brewing.


Alan -

Hey Greg! Good to hear from you. I am heading to Syracuse on the 30th for the SU v. Wyoming game and hope to take in some new beery experiences there then - maybe even a stop at Middle Ages. C's is definitely a great spot and keen owners, too. I have not had my Rudy's fix this summer so have not been myself. How is the stock looking?