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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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Billy Broas -

It would be interesting to see some of the funny things certain beers do with age. If only I had the will power to stash beers away for that long! Next project: time capsule that only opens at a predetermined date.

Alan -

From my experience, it takes budgeting more than self-control in that you have to realize how much you will spend on craft beer in a year and front-end your purchases. Build up a stock pile that you can't possibly get through - even if you try really hard. I tend to buy beer in purchases of over 200 bucks but only 4 or 5 times a year. Aim on having 100-200 bottles on hand, most of which is age worthy. Then get in the habit of buying your lighter ales and lagers as you need them. The stash then becomes your reserve.