I forgot to mention one thing and one of the most important. In 2007, we had 1,187,900 separate visits with 2,763,604 page views around this here blog, up 42% from 2006. The two busiest stretches were just a few days ago with the announcement of the photo contest but also around June 5 when we had 4592 separate visits for no particular reason. Stats are a mug's game and what goes up can always come down but rest assured on this first day of the new year that you are each most welcome and certainly a huge part of what makes this fun.
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."