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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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Ron -

I'm glad you enjoyed Madison Brewing... It looks so inviting from the street. I travel down that street when ever I'm off to ski in Vermont and so I just had to pay a visit myself. Unfortunately, my visit didn't go so well. The service and food was poor, and the beer was worse. I shared the sampler with my wife and each beer was watery and astringent. I was quite disappointed. Perhaps they made some changes.

Alan -

When was that? You are certainly describing something more in line with Andy Crouch's experience.

Jbird54 -

I often stop at the Madison on the way to Mount Snow for quick break. I like the bar for quick beer but when its crowded and you try to sit down , forget it. You can be there for the long haul. I like their Sucker Pond Blond beer. The Man of Kent about 20 minutes before it on the NY / Vt. border has far superior beer selection and better atmosphere (even though they dont brew)

Johnnie -

I think Madison Brewing Co is very solid. never had a problem with the beer- I prefer the pale ale- and the food is always freshly prepared and well presented-

also i think the ten bucks is for a filled growler, not just a jug!!

sjc355 -

Well you should all come back in summer and try the unfiltered Wassicks. Yum! OR the raspberry hefeweizen.