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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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Frank McDonald -

Sad news indeed. My interest in beer and travel stems from me reading his "Beer Companion" book many years ago. It piqued my curiosity about the world of flavorful beer out there, and about the world in general. I shall toast his memory with a glass of Rogue Chocolate Stout.

Josh -


Today a copy of his Great Beer Guide arrived from my mother in law on recommendation from my wife for my birthday. For that I am thankful, but I will miss his columns.

Reginald Goddard -

I've been talking to many friends and many of them are popping some superb beers tonight, all of it on Mr. Jacksons's honour. I myself will drink some trappist ale. Michael Jackson really touched lots of people's life.

Alan -

Martyn Cornell has added his recollections. My question is this - who gets those notes in the garage in Hammersmith?

Ian in Cowtown -

Very sad news. I too was inspired by Mr. Jackson's books. He was my first guide to the worlds of beer and whiskey. Mr. Bryson's tribute was excellent. Thank you Michael Jackson for your knowledge, passion and inspiration. I toasted your memory with a 2001 Gale's Old Ale and a dram of Lagavulin. R.I.P.

The Beer Hermit -

I never met Michael, but got to know him through his books and columns. It's very sad to hear that he lost his battle with his medical problems and I will miss his writings very much.

A mile hi toast to you, Michael Jackson. Thank you for all you have done for all of us beer lovers around the world.