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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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Stan Hieronymus -

Public transportation and the West Coast don't always fit comfortably together.

But Portland certainly gets high marks.

Alan -

Thanks Helen. I cross-posted that at my stubbies thread but you got me <i>verklempt</i> with the picture of a foil-labeled Schooner beer.

Bailey -

I love seeing the lengths people go to to achieve "elegant variation" in their writing. If you drink 50 beers and they all taste of citrus hops, though, I can see why you'd start to get a bit anxious about the cut-and-paste quality of your reviews. Another good example is in Garett Oliver's <i>The Brewmaster's Table</i> where he struggles to find 600 ways of saying "X beer goes well with Y foodstuff". I think chocolate ends up dancing a tango with stout, or some such.

Shannon B. -

I love books like this, I'm very much a person who loves to read books about places I've never been to and might not go to -- gets a great perspective on what's out there.

Leigh -

i liked it. You're right, there's some great 'beer porn' in there, and i thought it was a good move for the UK market. American Craft Brewing is innovative and more people (not beer nerds such as us) should be aware of it.