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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 Albert -

Sounds like heaven, but how are they able to keep a decent quality of 100 taps? I can only wish them the best of luck - maybe the concept with the elves is a neccessary condition?

Alan -

I knew my pre-1250 Norwegian heritage and your continuing Norwegian-ness would meet at mutual delight at the prospect of elvish keg handlers.

julien spencer -

Great! now I have a place to wait up while my girlfriend is getting ready to leave work below you. I am a beer glass collector so I have had the joys of tasting many beers. If you want suggestions, let me know...I' d be glad to help!!!!

julien
ottawa, Ontario

LAURA,BRAMPTON,ON -

WEST 50 WAS ONE OF THE WORST PLACES I HAVE BEEN TOO. I BROUGHT 40 GUESS FOR A PARTY AND NOT ALL SHOWED SO THEY MADE ME PEOPLE FOR THE DIFFERENCE.THE FOOD WAS HORRIBLE AND THE SERVICE WAS NOT EVEN AMAZING! DON'T EVER GO THERE

Maggie -

I went with a bunch of my friends to celebrate a good friends fare well (she's leaving the country for 6 months). She was asked to leave because they thought that she was intoxicated. Intoxication resultsin disturbances in perception, cognition, affect, level of consciousness, judgment, behaviour or other psychophysiological functions and responses. She however, was just hugging a friend (obviously because she is leaving the country for a significant amount of time).

They said that they had been watching her and that she had gone to the bathroom a few times already (three times actually). When in reality she had only drunk three bazooka joes and a glass of water. I highly doubt that a girl who drank that much and was clearly supporting herself normally and communicating as if on any other day was not intoxicated. When we asked them how they knew all this, they said that a girl in a stripped dress stood out, obviously because it was short and she's good looking, compared to all of the 40 year olds in the sausage fest.

We had been there for less than an hour so we wanted out $5 cover charge returned and when we asked to talk to the manager we were only brought to head of security. He suggested that we could all stay and she could leave which obviously makes no sense so he then suggested that 'she could go with the guy in the stripped shirt that she went to the bathroom with', which he then refused to saying so. Even though all six of us heard him say so.

This situation was handled very poorly and if they can't handle a girl who's had three shots then they clearly should not be selling alcohol there. I've already told numerous of my friends and friends of my older brother. Most have had negative experiences here as well. They don't plan on returning. But a place that my grade 9 teacher from years ago still goes to wants to lose the business of very young and good looking girls then they can continue with their 40 year old sausage fest.

Alan -

Usually I delete cranks but that is so well put it will stay if only to one day learn whatever a "40 year old sausage fest" is.

Catherine -

This restaurant is terrible. The food sucks. I ordered a salad with *grilled* chicken. When I asked the waitress if the chicken was microwaved (it tasted like it) she said no, it was baked (with fake grill marks apparently). The salad was 50% red onions. My husband ordered the Bang, Bang Chicken which was really just a pile of bean sprouts and a little chicken and rice drowning in sauce.

I think the menu could be greatly improved. Just mediocre food served here.