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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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brendan -

Maybe you are showing your age again. Rock Star as a descriptor gets thrown around alot with folks my age--early to mid 20's. One guy in my office described the head of reference saying "She's a rock star. If she can't find it, it can't be found." There is some doubt in my mind that a major pr firm would necessarily assign senior staff to a smallish account like this. Chances are this email/press release was written by a new hire.

Alan -

Not to over emphaisize how utterly cool I really am, but when any one early to mid-20s I know says "rock star" it is utterly ironic and means that the person is a bit of a joke. If the PR firm isn't away of when words are taking the piss out of people, again, bad PR.

Stonch -

Alan, you're a rock star. So is Ron.

Alan -

I may be a small club folk singer - that's all.

Stonch -

"We wanted to treat brewers a little more like rock stars"