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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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Travis -

Wow, I can't believe that you have been able to sit on a bottle of Hop Rod Rye for any amount of time. That was my introduction to this brewery and it is incredible. It's got a nice dark tone to it from the rye. The rye and hops play nicely together. It's a damn fine brew. I might have to stop at Galeville on the way home and get me a bottle of this Black Bear.


Ian in Cowtown -

I've tried both this (on tap) and Hop Rod Rye. Both are great stuff. I think you'll enjoy it Alan.

I also tried Stephen's beer and port blend earlier this winter. 2 oz of LBV with 12 oz of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (a ratio of about 14% port to stout) makes great winter insulation. Really tasty and fits nicely in a 14 oz sleeve. I wouldn't have more than one though.