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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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Lars Marius Garshol -

There was actually a famous string of cases of beer as a medium of retribution in Norway a few years back. I did a bit of searching, and it seems to have started in 1999, when journalist Jan Otto Hauge poured a beer over Vidar Kleppe, a racist politician. This was generally seen as being a good thing, and inspired folk singer Lillebjørn Nilsen to do the same. It then spread more widely, with lots of prominent people being showered in beer, before it died down. In retrospect I think I'd say that despite the entertainment value we're probably better off without this.