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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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beerinator -

Way back in January when you announced the prize for this competition, I said if I won my prize could be donated to "...one of the owners of one of the three most popular Canadian beer blogs besides AGBB!"

I have spoken through email to Greg Clow of Beer, Beats & Bites, and if it is okay with you, he is going to be the recipient of my book. Otherwise I will send you my address and then I'll remail it. I told Greg to email you his locational information.


Stan Hieronymus -


I'm flattered, thrilled, stunned, amazed and certainly proud to be on the same stage with Jonathan.

I bought the book shortly after it came out, so I don't need another copy. I would donate it to my local library, but I requested they buy it and they did.

So I'd suggest you save on postage and donate it to a library near you. I'd want books like these to be available in libraries when future historians are writing the history of breweries in the United States.

Think how valuable such a book about a brewery in the late 19th cnetury would have been in flushing out the much-discussed Ambitious Brew.

mallace -

Thanks a bunch Alan!
Stan stole all the cool descriptors writing about being a co-winner with Jonathan that I would have used for describing being a co-winner with Stan. It also seems I'm in the same boat as the other two with the book--all detailed in an email I sent you.