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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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david hughes -

Do you have any pictures/photos of a Barrett & Co. Bottling Brewery Ltd. in Bond Street, Vauxhall SW8 from around 1885? It's not a brewery any more, but we need a picture from around that time. If not, can you advise us where else to look, as we've tried a million sites/archives/libraries, all to no avail.
Barbara (for David Hughes).

allan swannell -

Hallo Martyn, I am once again in the brewing business and am fascinated by your WB piece - in particular regarding West Country White Ale. Can you let me know more about this? I am also looking at making a Burton Ale as the first beer form our new brewhouse. I am busy trying to get this finished at the moment. I hope you have time to drop me a line on email.
Cheers, Allan

Martyn Cornell -

Allan, how nice to hear from you after all these years - I still have a couple of bottles of Swannell's beers in my loft ... this isn't my blog, you can get hold of me at mcornell AT blueyonder DOT co DOT uk

Pietro Iannetta -

Hello martyn. I'm an academic based in Scotland and wouldl like to talk with you by email - if I may? This regards grain legumes (peas and beans and the like), and beer making. Thank you. Pete