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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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Bostonbeerman (Jim Olson) -

I have feeling there are some monks in Orval, Rochefort, Westvleteren, Chimay, Westmalle, Achel, and Konigshoeven (La Trappe or Schaapskooi) that might take issue with the results of that survey.

Douglas -

I think Jesus would qualify as a bootlegger. And I think the billions who take weekly communion might take a different view than the 197.

Justin -

As someone who is about to receive a BA in theology, and who will probably start studies for the priesthood in August, I have to say I also disagree with the 197.

Alan -

According to the mathematical standards of the 197, we four constitute an overwhelming majority and, again according to their logic, am empowered to establish the actual nature of Christian theology though leveraging this four person majority on this point. Our work here is done.

Keith -

"Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice."
-G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News (Sept. 11, 1909)

gr -

I don't think they served lemonade at the last supper...

Evghenis -

I'm a seminary student, and thus a future preacher, and I am abhorred by that survey, and think people need to actually read the bible before they try to preach it. The bible does state that drunkeness is wrong, but that wine and other alcoholic beveridges are not only acceptable, but also reccomended (Gen. 14:18, 27:25-28, Deut. 14:26, John 2:1-10, 1 Tim 5:23).

Jason -

I am a evangelical Christian and it really saddens me that most of my Protestant brother believe this way. Not that they choose to be teetotalers but they believe that they are somehow more righteous and those who drink alcohol are sinning is unbiblical. In the Wikipedia encyclopedia Christianity and alcohol under the heading 19th century I read "These changes in practice (moderationism to prohibitionism) thus were not common to the church around the world but rather were primarily a phenomenon in American Protestism, particularly those without a strong international history or connections. These changes have persisted with some waning of support to the present".