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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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brendan -

I quite agree on your choice for book of the year. I was pleasantly surprised to receive it as a gift and promptly read it. Wow. I hope it gets traction outside of its local market, as the microcosm described within mirrors much of the national brewing picture.

Paul Garrard -

The photo was a fluke, over-exposed to compensate for the poor light.

Alan -

And here I had a vision of you with a light meter (and artistic baret) walking around the fest, arranging people, denying yourself a drink until you had the perfect photo!

Evan Rail -

While I can't argue with your praise of the Kölschkranz photo, I'd be amiss if I didn't point out it was actually shot by the excellent Milan-based photographer Dave Yoder. Credit where it's due.

Alan -

My innocence is confirmed as I would not have thought your articles even in the <i>NYT</i> would have been based on team work. That being said, I suspect I would pick a kölschkranz picture every year. Maybe it will be in its own category in 2009

Evan Rail -

Yeah, that was a "cover story," so they pull out the big guns for the art. But if you make it a formal category in 2008, I'll enter. I'd cross Germany for that shot...

Fireworks are going off a few hours early here. Happy New Year!