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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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Tedo -

I'm incredibly jealous of you. I have tried for ages to get my hands on some Brooklyn Brewery Beer. I have heard the similar things from other people. They make really great solid somewhat traditional beer. Unfortunately they don't have a distributor down in my neck of the woods. Guess I'll have to live vicariously through people like you. Thanks, keep up the good work.

Justin -

Agreed - Brooklyn is Great! I just drank one of their Oktoberfests this evening.

Alan -

I just read the portion of Pete Brown's <i>Three Sheets To The Wind</i>, an excellent book I will soon review, about a dinner he had with Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn and I am convinced the man is one of the great beer minds who needs none of the PR of Dogfish Head or the high priestness of Michael Jackson. His brain is entirely in the glass. I should get a bumper sticker that says "I cross international borders for Brooklyn Beer".

Justin -

Hey Alan,

I live in the city and can get pretty much every Brooklyn Beer brewed. If you would like to email me to set up some way to send you some Brooklyn I would be more than happy to do it.


Alan -

That is very kind but unfortunately the Canadian-US border gets in the way. My only recourse is to travel south myself and pay the fees, duties, taxes and lost mark-up at the border. For some I find this a hardship but for, say, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, never. That is a decidedly plummy colonial Colonel of a beer.

Justin -

Now you are talking. The Black Choco is one of the finest in the land.