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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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helena -

You made my day - this sounds so familiar from my own experience LOL

Umberto -

Me too! I need to taste my brew before pitching and when bottling, but still can never predict the final outcome...

Home Brew Beer -

Too much green beer gives me gas... but it's still somewhat tasty. Some days it would be easier if you did not need to rack it!

Jeff of Stonch's Beer Blog -

Alan, how long is it going to take sane people to convince you that such a usage of "IPA" or "strong ale" is meaningless??

Alan -

I thought I was displaying that evolution of thought in the very living text above! Can I really be expected to explain my art????

It actually tastes a bit too herbal from the five sorts of seeds - 4 coriander, 1 star anise, 1 clove, 8 fennel and 6 cumin (or so) - that I had steeping for a bit. Plan to prime with maple and orange juice syrup to brighten it up. I think that makes it more of an Old India Ale...or something like that.