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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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Bryan -

Hi Alan,
Nice job on your review of your Session yesterday. Always fun to keep in touch with what goes on in this borderless world :) Great pix as usual, too!


Pootz -

Alan said: "Well, we Canadians do not have the happy state of affairs that you in the US or the UK or pretty much anywhere else do as the 150 mile rule might cause concern"

I would qualify that the Ontario craft scene is not the happy state of affairs in the rest of Canada. Ontario's craft scene is notoriously unimaginative and timid. BC has a vital micro industry reminissant of the PacNW US...Alberta has a waide variety of euro and US micros we don't see here.....Sask has big immaginative brews from Paddockwood and Bushwakker, Manitoba has the Half pints revolution..Quebec is awash in big beers and innovative craft brewers....what have we in Ontarrible?...a flood of crafted workaday unremarkable pale ales and lagers with the odd seasonal which ventures out....I can count the number of big flavor innovative craft beers from here on one hand.

Ontario is in arrested development in the craft/micro beer industry/culture...I' say it even if out polite US visitors will not.

Stonch -

The Session this month completely passed me by ... never mind!

Alan -

Here is the round-up from GFC. Find out what Stonch missed!

Village Pourhouse -

Hi! I am an Event Planner for Village Pourhouse which is a bar and lounge in the East Village! We would love to have you come out to our next event:

Summer Beer Tasting
June 13th 7:00PM
You will sample a variety of beers and a brew master will walk you through the history of the beer, how to taste it , and more.
$25 cover

We are located at 64 3rd Avenue and 11th Street in Manhattan

If interested, please contact me:
212/979.2337 x8001