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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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Knut Albert -

Is it just me, but isn't it a bit weird to run out of beer when you have a beer festival starting the next day?

Donavan -

I suppose the "VIP" session should actually get VIP treatment, but this is the major problem with festivals (at least the ones I've been to) that charge an entry fee rather than having a per-glass/taste charge. I think that brewers who bring beer should be rewarded by the popularity of their brew by getting extra cash from happy drinkers. When there is a flat entry fee, there is no incentive for the brewer to bring more than one keg or a few cases of bottles. Also, having a too limited supply encourages gulping rather than sipping and thoughtfully tasting.