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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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Alan -

Great news:<blockquote class="smalltext">Drinking Russian tap water is generally not recommended. Drinking St. Petersburg tap water is practically prohibited.</blockquote>I recall the same rule applied in Poland when I worked there in the early 90s. I wonder if this is addressed by the importers of all those cheap eastern European lagers we all see.

Knut Albert -

I don't know if its the water, but the lagers from Baltika failed to impress me. There is a wheat beer that's OK, the others are sweetish and boring.

Stephen -

This beer, and every other beer from Baltika, is revolting. Even the cheaper Russian stuff in the supermarkets in St. Petersburg has more flavour. As mentioned above, the wheat beer (8) is the most tolerable.