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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 -

Just to point out something odd: While the portion of beer money being spent in bars in the US has fallen sharply, they eat out more than ever, according to the Economist. Americans now spend 48% of their food money on eating out, up from 25% in 1955.

Alan -

Here was a conversation I had about ten years ago:<blockquote class="smalltext">Me: ...and, umm. I'll have a beer.<br>Waiter: This is a family restaurant, sir.<br>Me: umm...my family includes beer, pal.</blockquote>

Alan -

Knut's review is up now.

brewJew -

"The biggest problem is that CAMRA hardliners interpret any criticism of CAMRA as a criticism of cask ale, which is not only wrong, it's breathtakingly arrogant, and kind of stops any really useful constructive debate from emerging." - I could not agree more. This hints at one of my motivations behind my website.

Alan -

Check back in December when you are up and running:<blockquote class="smalltext">This website will be launched in early December 2007. It will be developed using the latest website technologies, giving it unmatched performance.</blockquote>Should be quite the thing.

Dave Weatherall -

Went to school & 6th form with Pete Brown - he was the worst drinker in the village, how ironic ??


Pete Brown -

No I wasn't! It's just that Dave could get served in pubs from the age of about twelve and was known for his legendary drinking prowess by the time he was sixteen, so he probably saw the rest of us as puny mortals. I was simply a late developer.

Andy Howard -

And I had the pleasure of drinking with both of you! It's a small world, but as Pete has shown us, one full of beery variety. Keep up the good work Pete! (and Alan & Knut).