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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 -

When I was young we used to have lots of this legislation in Norway, too, often with a fixed number of establishments in one town being allowed to sell alcohol without food. There were some interesting ways around this. I remember one disco which had basket of stale chesse rolls at the bar, from which you were free to help yourself.
Another establishment had a food item that did not appear on the posted menu. A half liter of beer was then 10 Norwegian kroner. (Yes, we are talking about the stone ages here!) With your first beer you had to aroder a hot meel, typically costing around 20 kroner. The way around this was a wiener sausage with mash, which cost 1 krone. I don't think you were allowed this treat without beer....