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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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Jay Brooks -

Do I really come off as "taking these things hard?" Because usually I just feel pissed off and get angrier as I write, as if the longer I ruminate on something the more annoyed I become. It's not easy being a self-appointed watchdog.

I think as long as they were adult elephants the WWF should keep silent. But if they were juvenile elephants, well ... expect a stern reprimand. Why aren't they charging the villagers who left the beer outside? Didn't they ever hear of the concept of "attractive nuisance?" What could be more attractive them several unguarded kegs of beer? The elephants just did what any creature capable of becoming a rampaging bull would do when faced with beer ... drink it all. [p.s. - my tongue is quite firmly in my cheek, please no PETA reprisals.]

Alan -

It's because you do a very good job as the self-appointed watchdog that I am so concerned!