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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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Knut Albert -

This is absolute rubbish. They would not dare to stop the marketing of the multinational lager affectionately known as Wifebeater, would they? In a country where cut prize lager and mediocre beers where the word STRONG is the most prominent feature of the can, they pick on two small craft brewers.

If this was being done by a public body, they could not have operated like the Portman Group does.

If those "rulings" are upheald, I really hope there are free speech organisations who'll back taking this to the courts. And in addition this is in violation of all the principles of free trade embedded in both UK and European legislation.

Knut Albert -

Oh yes, declaration of interest from me, too:
I have received several bottles of beer from James Watt. I would not accept any beverage sponsored by the Portman Group.

Paul Garrard -

This is all far too ridiculous but unfortunately very real. Shepherd Neame can get away with their distasteful ads which are far more offensive than Brewdog or Skullsplitter combined. Next we'll be burning witches at the stake again.

Alan -

How about a boycott of vendors who buckle to the shadowy Portman Group?

And I may well have taken ad money from its members one way or another. Don't care.

Alan -

Skull Splitter saved from the shadowy Portman Group.