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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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Ian in Cowtown -

Hi Alan,

Glad to see the beers made it safe and that you enjoyed your first BrewDog. Did it cause any antisocial behaviour? Did those nasty labels and aggressive advertising lead to riots and mayhem as the Portman Group suggested? I thought I saw fires in the East last evening...


Alan -

It was a late night getting home from work so I was tired but I still barricaded my driveway for a while to give it to the man or the suits or whoever.

Billy Broas -

Hey Alan,

Interesting you mention BrewDog. I first heard about them when their owner appeared in a BusinessWeek article as one of Europe's top entrepreneurs in 2007: http://tinyurl.com/5vj8od

Haven't had their beer yet but am looking forward to it.