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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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Jim -

While I have yet to try the porter, the Barleywine is fantastic. I agree that the BA's can be a bit harsh when it comes to Shipyard, simply for their use of ringwood yeast. I have a soft spot for most New England breweries, with a couple exceptions (as much as I want to like Trout River, I just can't get myself to do it).

The Canadian Maritimes have some good beer of their own. I love Picaroons and Pump House is pretty good as well.

Marc -

I loved the Shipyard Bluefin Stout back when I could get it here in Chicago many years ago, so I suspect that is probably a pretty good porter.