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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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Buttle -

<i>Maybe this means an organization the Brewer's Association puts $50,000 on the table as an annual prize for the best beer history selected by an independent jury? </i>

Forget about the money; who would be on the jury? Someone expert enough on the subject to gauge its accuracy could be deemed to have some 'conflict of interest' somewhere. I don't know much about the Ogle- Mittelman issue, but the fact that Ogle wrote a book on the subject could also be seen as a <i>prerequisite</i> to reviewing another book on the subject. At least she knows the topic.

That's not to say there aren't legitimate questions raised.

Alan -

I was thinking of more the professional historians of the Hornsey / Unger level. I would encourange anyone to get their books and prepared to be amazed.

Knut Albert -

Interesting. This gives another perspective on the amateur beer blogger vs professional hack debate, doesn't it? At the end of the day the beer bloggers (plus Howard the Duck) will have to save the world.