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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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Stan Hieronymus -

Can you expect it to be all bound up in one phrase?


6th Floor Blogger -

I always think of Craft Beers as semi-unique in some way. The way a chef would think, "I wonder how this dish would taste if i added ____" They're experimenting and trying new things, because they enjoy it.

Stan Hieronymus -

So would Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Sam Adams Boston Lager or some other flagship beer that's been produced 10 years or more fit in?

hiikeeba -

Craft beer is always hard to define. Could Blue Moon be craft? How about Stonebridge? Big brewers make them, so does that automatically mean they aren't craft beer? Or is anything other than pale yellow fizzy water craft beer?

Craft beer is a hoity toity way to refer to microbrewery beer. The only way I could see using the term is if the brewer grows the grain and malts it for his beer, grows his own hops, and manages his own yeast strain.