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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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Stonch -

Alan, I too was invited to come and play a game of London Skittles, by the guys who still play it at the Freemason's Arms in Hampstead, North London. I'll endeavour to take them up on their offer ASAP and report back...

Perhaps I'll be able to get Wee Rossie to come with me and host another instructional video. You'll note he's adopted a North American accent in place of his normal Edinburgh Scots - such are the indignities of catering for the US market. Ask Ricky Gervais - "Dwight Shute"? I ask you, is it really necessary to give someone a comedy name in a comedy that's meant to be realistic?

Alan -

As someone with a genetic disposition to supporting the Morton, I think I would have to prefer the commentary in an inexplicably thick Clyde valley accent. I am thinking Kilmarnock, circa 1895.

Stonch -

Just for you I'll get him to do it that way. He's a versatile wee laddie.

Beer Dispensers -

I think that you may have to remove that video as it doesn't exist anymore, however, I do know the game.

Alan -

Both videos work fine for me.

John of Argghhh! -

Alan - there's still plenty of room in the Dungeon of Argghhh! to install a skittles alley... and more importantly, it would be in the area that is plumbed, so the bar can be there too.

We may be ignorant savages south of your border, but we're not completely daft.

Reely... 8^ )

Terry -

Works again now, maybe a bit of downtime at the time of viewing for me.