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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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Paul of Kingston -

Is Brakespear an LCBO offering?

Alan -

Just in locally last week. Quite worthy.

Paul Garrard -

The Poles being in the UK is great as we get wonderful Polish produce in our supermarkets (today I had Polish roast pork in my sarnies), and our plumbing gets done. I have no real desire to protect the pint either, but weights and measures are there to protect the public being ripped off, that's why we have the approved mark etched on our glasses. Besides why order a litre? Are they not man (or Woman) enough for two pints?

Stonch -

I bought a 9 gallon cask of this for the pub a few weeks ago. It went down reasonably well, the low strength making it popular at lunchtime. Properly primed, it kept condition right to the last. I've never had the bottled version.

On one of the days I had it on Pete Brown came in for lunch and seemed to enjoy it - I know you're a fan of his!

Bailey -

Recently, I've been enjoying Brakspear Bitter at the Westminster Arms, just near the House of Commons, in central London. It looks so attractive in the glass -- glowing, in fact -- that one of my colleagues abandoned a half-drunk bottle of Peroni for a pint of his own. Which was nice.