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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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Adam -


I got a good laugh at some of the things in this post. Though in all seriousness, I'm negotiating with my domain registrar to allow me to trade back beernews.org for seedybeerrumours.com. No doubt.

I just got webhosting yesterday so look for big changes in the coming weeks.


ALan -

Just kidding, Adam - you know what I kick myself over every day? I could have had "beerblog.com" back in 2003 for 12 bucks a year. I was too cheap. I have to admit that I like "Half Baked But Full of Ale" more and more.

Ron -

Hello Alan,

Thanks for the post. I wrote to the folks at Beer Advocate after they ran the article on Allagash, but haven't heard back from them yet. Maybe I'll show up on the letters to the editors page in a few months.

Not much has changed with Project Lambic. Making these beers is slow going. We brewed another batch, have another on the schedule for this spring, and still plan on blending and bottling this fall. After that we should be able to have fairly regular releases.

We just don't seem to get the word out as well as a few of the other folks doing such beers.

Thanks again,

Alan -

Thanks for that, Ron. Let me know when the first batch gets close to retail as I think I may have to find a good reason for a family visit to Ann Arbor again right about the same time.

Spencer -

Actually, I think the lambic is in these barrels: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swthomas/2396164115/

Alan -

That is hilarious. I have the same barrels in the background of the shakey photo with Ron's head in the picture.