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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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Adam Beck -


Thanks for sharing your story. I think I would have anjoyed this trip. Seems like a whole different world :-)


Knut Albert -

Indeed. And I'm glad we went off season, when the locals have time to have a chat and the blue glow from the South for an hur or two showing that the Sun won't be back for a few months. Amazing.

Cara -

You may not believe this, but my husband and I are sitting in the Barentz Pub as I type this comment! Just did a Google search on the iPhone to check that this really is the northernmost bar and happened upon your blog. :)

We liked reading about your time in Longyearbyen. Must have been amazing to be here during the Arctic night. Being here for the autumnal equinox was pretty cool, too. Cheers!

Danny Mastin -

I am curious to travel to Longyearbyen. What is the local beer there?