A Good Beer Blog

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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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Evan Rail -

Congrats, Alan. On the basis of this post, I am happy to award you first place in the Alan division... and there were only 6 billion categories this year!

Knut Albert -

Alan is actually the Godfather of beer bloggers, a category that will be showered with gold medals in years to come.

Paul -

They are a lot of nonsense. Award is really just another word for opinion, unless of course it's the sort that gets handed out to some restaurants in the UK when money changes hands. I suppose they do enable breweries to get some positive press coverage.

Alan -

...and there appears to be a tie for the greatest comment makers this year...

Andy -

Glad I am not the only one who finds this pandering nonsense a bit irritating. I recently got ripped for calling out a brewery for lauding themselves as "winners" of a bronze and silver at the Australian International Beer Awards. See the list below for an even more blatant example of a beer award festival. EVERY beer in every category got at least a bronze medal. So silly.

http://www.beerawards.com/pdfs/2008_final_beer_catalogue.pdf