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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 am wondering about model train cars featuring classic beers? There must be some.

Sarah Lakeman -

Do you have any idea where I could get a model of the Lakemans Brewery van featured on your site ?

Alan -

Hi Sara,

I would contact Cliff Luff through his website linked above.

Martin Ulman -

Do you know where I might find a Streamliner LaBatt's Beer Truck model for sale?
Thank you

diane lyng -

are you related to Stephen Lakeman of Brixham
if so we may be related
my 2x gtgrandma was Jane lakeman born 1805 Dodbrooke Devon daughter of Peter A Lakeman &Sarah Jackson they had 6 children
Anne Mary b1804 married ??Weir
Jane marr Christopher Ash in Dittisham
Peter b 1807
John Jackson 1810 (mariner)
Sarah b1813
Stephen Thomas b 1817
all born Dodbrooke Devon
Peter & Sarah marr 1803
John & stephen married in London

Terry Lakeman -

Hi Diane,
I am also researching "The Lakeman Family" of Brixham. Fortunately I live in Paignton just a couple of miles away from this port and am a member of Brixham Museum and have access to their archives. I would be interested in your own research so that we can maybe check dates and other information.

Terry Lakeman

diane lyng -

I would love to share my info with you
could your email me and I will send what I have
Diane Auckland NZ

Terry Lakeman -

Trying to contact you reference case history of the Lakeman family in Brixham. Have posted, but not sure you have received? Can you contact me by e-mail and I can send again.

Terry Lakeman -

I am trying to contact Diane Lyng in Auckland New Zealand. Can anyone supply her e-mail address?
Terry Lakeman