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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SpammingPrintGuy -

[Even though I am an inconsiderate spammer, I would though I would be so rude as to post that] business cards are a good idea no matter where you go. Hope you got it from <strike>www.mind2print.com</strike> www.cardspamer.com.

gr -

^ What a yutz.
Remember folks, what happens in Syracuse STAYS in Syracuse.
How do your Sunday breakfast plans look, shall I visit? (weather permitting)

Knut Albert -

I envy you. Not the business card spammers, but the beer. Nice list!

Alan -

Actually I bought them locally from human beings who will keep the money local - as the internet is a wasteland of craptastic business card hucksters.<p>And I think there will be a Sunday morning combination of hitting the road and not eating for some strange reason.

gr -

As the famous Alka Seltzer ad went 'plop plop fizz fizz, OH what a relief it is...'.

Alan -

As I recall from last time it was more like frozen custard at the Mall.

Adam -

Business cards? You know I thought the same thing. Why should I have cards? The simple and obvious answer is...people ask me for my contact information. It is much easier to give them a card than to write down stuff on a napkin. It does feel kinda funny sometimes.

Have a great time and please give us a full report!


Lubiere -

Me and Inertiaboy are definitely going for the afternoon session. We're staying at the Econolodge downtown (454 James St.)...Alan and Gr, maybe we can hook up to get a cab together for the Fairground?

Alan -

We three Kingstonians are not at that hotel and are planning a little beer shopping pre-event but let's hook up at the event for sure. Make sure you give plenty of time for the cab as Syracuse seems to have about seven for the whole City.

Lubiere -

Actually, for the bus, you take number 82 to Baldwinsville. On Saturday, it leaves at 12h35 from the corner of Salina/Fayette and arrives at 12h53 at the CNY fairground. Fare is 1$. However, on the way back, take a cab since there isnt a return bus till 6h30PM!


Alan -

Fabulous information, Lubiere.

gr -

Lubiere, I shall miss this one, which is a shame, because beer and people from Ontario mix well--this would be a wicked good time. be careful, though, as the weather will be somewhere between not very good and terrible

Alan -

Key message: no lake effect on Saturday. Sunday...well, we may drive home via Albany.

gr -

Pack sled dogs and snow shoes?
This is all quite ordinary for central and northern NY, of course, but not always the most fun.