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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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gr -

I do produce some odd angles, don't I? It makes cutting edge, out there, sort of reportage. It should be noted that gary was your Mr Taxi that day, therefore he could only watch SADLY as the free beers were enjoyed, and it should also be cross referenced that nearby Dino Bar-b-q with the luscious food and wailing wenches is probably the best bar on planet earth, and this from a vegetarian. Next time, of course, I want a different driver and frozen custard at the end. (listen, what happens in Syracuse, stays in Syracuse)
That cat looks happy. But then why not, he lives in the tap room.

Paul -

Seconded on the Dino BBQ nomination for overall best of everything they do anywhere they do it. Yum to a very high order. Congrats to Middle Ages on staying on the high road of brewing and spreading their religion of ale pleasure one sampler at a time.

Greg Ketcham -

Ah, Alan, you should've been down over the summer as Middle Ages threw a bash in the park next door to celebrate their 11th anniversary - that was fun!

But speaking of hospitality: there was a time, eons ago, when we visited Upper Canada and sampled every damn thing on tap once through, then the host says "anything you want to try again"? I recall that we were on foot, it was our Spring Break time (so middle of March, perhaps) and we eventually staggered out through the slush and snow in T.O. Now, that was a good day :-)