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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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rich thatcher -

I liked reading "Joe's Rules For Freshmen" and I like the idea of knowing how to tap a keg.

My parents didn't teach me that one, but the beer distributor did when I got to college.
I learned about pressure systems, eurpoean taps, and regular taps, which made me an invited guest to many parties.

I would have added a practical part about DWI: Yes, the police will take your car away if you are caught or stopped at a DWI checkpoint. It doesn't matter how much money one has or who the parents are, only the bank will get the car back (if financed).

Alan -

Cabs are the best investment you can make on a night out.

Alcohol rehab -

Why blame your parents, drinking is a habit that you can stop anytime. Parents do warn their kids, but if kids dont listen, it ain't their fault.

Alan -

I suppose the point is if parents instill "quality over quantity" it is not about a habit but not falling into a bad habit. I obviously feel for your situation (and thank you for sharing honestly) but the vast majority of fine beer lovers do not suffer from your condition, making it an unrelated issue.