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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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Mike -

Just so some of the British don't get confused, that is Halifax, Canada he is talking about, not the one in Yorkshire.

Alan -

To paraphrase Grannie - who the hell is "he"? And you are right though I have a far higher estimation of the geographical skills of the British.


Faceplant - Jargon from the skiers mountain vocabulary.
What you might do if you completely fail to use any of the necessary skills while going downhill! As opposed to planting your pole to get your turn going .... planting your face in the snow... possibly a maneuver of last resort for the hung over on a powder morning!

Could be viewed as a refreshing wake up!

Alan -

It's an excellent name. I think of that moment when you are a kid hurtling down a toboggan hill, go unexpectedly airborne and, on your way into a snowdrift, think "this is not going to be good": Whammo!