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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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Jeff of Stonch's Beer Blog -

Alan, regarding your first paragraph - well said. I dropped out of the Session a while ago because I felt the topics chosen were more often than not hopeless. When it was my turn, I could have very easily choose a topic that was only relevant to the UK. I didn't. Why was a commercial website allowed to head this up?

The Beer Nut -

Have to say: I think banning drinking standing up is quite a good idea. It's a condition of restaurant licences here, and when the aborted attempt to liberalise pub licensing happened a few years ago, the proposed "café bars" would also have required customers to be seated to be served.

Bar owners, in central Dublin especially, have a tendency to see their establishments as something close to a high-density feed lot.

Jeff of Stonch's Beer Blog -

Beer Nut, your comment leaves me speechless. Do you actually like pubs?

The Beer Nut -

If they're comfortable and serve good beer then I love them. But applying these two criteria to pubs where I live means the answer is no, not really. I'd rather drink something decent, at home, where I can have a conversation at the same time. Pubs don't offer me that.