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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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virgil g -

Was it on purpose or coincidence, that Matt North from Chicago, got the Flossmoor growler and sampler, since Flossmoor is about 30 miles from Chicago?

Alan -

Perfectly designed. Once the worthy were selected blindly, then the best fits were worked out for donor and giftee. More detail here.

matt north -

Matt North certainly isn't complaining. I actually live in the south suburbs about 5 miles from Flossmoor (Chicago was put in there to keep it general). Thanks again. Great fun.

Alan (why did I write "Andrew" and leave it up all day?) -

Perfect. Last year's winner of this prize never collected it. Flossmoor has been a great supporter of this here beer blog for some time so I was hoping it would be a useful thing.

Alastair -


Thanks Alan (and Jeff). Is this the right place to shamelessly plug my new beer blog, The Six O'Clock Swill? It can be found hereabouts: http://alastairwilson.wordpress.com/


Alan -

Plug away. I am quite tickled that a Beau's hat will end up in Oz.

christmas -

i really like Ryan Hartigans picture, its looks serene