A Good Beer Blog


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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KevBrews -

Funny, I was just thinking about this beer myself today. I recently went to a beer tasting (AleFest in Dayton, OH) and sought out as many sour, Saisson, and farmhouse ales as I could find. Drove my friends nuts!

And Go Sox!

Lew Bryson -

You lucky bastard, you've been to Dinosaur lately!

Ah, that meat...

Alan -

We hunt out sauces when we do weekend trips into NY state, Lew. Wegmans has a great selection and I have a son with a particular need for Snuffy's sauce out of Rochester.

Mark Tichenor -

Ah, Rodenbach, the proof that beer is every bit as sophisticated as wine, and far more varied in style and interpretation!

Okay, enough lofty prose. I drank an assload of Rodenbach at Ommegang's "Belgium Comes to Cooperstown" festival, in the process annoying the hell out of the Dutch guy pouring. Since then, I haven't been able to get it out of my fridge.

I don't think any other beer style is sour in the same way as Rodenbach and its Flemish red ilk. Cantillon, to me, possesses a thinner, sharper acidic flavor that makes it more a special occasion beer than Rodenbach, which would be an excellent daily drinker, were it not for the price tag.

KevBrews -

Wonder what you have lined up for tonight's battle against the Evil Empire.

Alan -

Hey, that is another reason to pop something good. My stash, however, is short on New England brews. I will have to check.