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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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geekboy -

You don't need to pilgrimamge that far west to see actual operating examples of these doors. Head down the 402 to Sarnia, ON ... the Colborne Hotel, the Balmoral, and the Sarnia Hotel still have the doors with the original signs.

Better, the half-height wall that divided the two parts of the room is still there at the Bal ...

Bottoms up!

Alan -

Photos! We need photos!

Mike C -

The LBR was perhaps the earliest of my under-age haunts. Didn't always work, of course. Got "carded" or "queued" half the time I'm sure.

It's interesting that they kept the name, or at least the acronym, long after the gender rules changed.

My Uncle Joe saw Stan Rogers there in the late 70's.

Sadly, the LBR is no more. Angie's. Cabbagetown. All my under-age spots are gone. At least The Seahorse is still there, pretty much.

New York escorts -

The idea of separating the unattached men from the unattached women by a physical barrier was a bold enough move.it may have avoided the spread of VD but the idea was not relevant enough to last even half the century.perhaps the huge requirement of manpower for the war drove this idea.and if sick men were to fight on the battlefields,their comrades would also be affected.

Sydney -

The only place I ever recall seeing such signs was at an old bar in White Rock, British Columbia. They have long since removed the sign - and the strippers!

I think I also say one in New Westminster, BC as well.

Susie -

Hi folks! I really hope someone sees my comment here and can help... I'm currently doing research into these separate entrances that were used in Ontario bars/taverns and am having a heck of a time finding any old photos of them! I desperately need some pics from the 30's, 40's, etc. showing bars with these segregating signs. Does anyone have any they can share with me?? If not, any ideas where I can find some?? I've been to the Ref. Library here in Toronto, the T.O. and Ontario Archives - not to mention many hours of online searching... it is truly proving to be a needle in a haystack!! I'm actually going to contact the pubs that were mentioned above to see if they have any old photos but other than that - I'm stumped!

If anyone can help me out, it would be so appreciated!! I'm taking a leap of faith here and will leave my email address for anyone who might be able to help.

Thanks for reading!!