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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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Jeffrey T. Meyer -

Jeremy Cowan is a hoot. He is fun to talk to and I get a kick of all the weird beers they have been doing with the Coney Island side of Shmaltz. A Hebrew number 9 is a beer to snatch up if you can still find it. Lenny is my favorite. I have had this Pomegranate before but I need to revisit.


Zak Davis -

Hey guys. This is Zak from Shmaltz Brewing Company. First off, thanks so much for the love. I would have to agree with you on all fronts. Bittersweet Lenny's is one for the ages. I'm also glad you enjoyed the Origin. People are adding all kinds of different ingredients to beers to make them unique, but for some reason, as soon as fruit enters the equation, it feels like beer exits it. We wanted the pomegranate in Origin to complement the overall character of the beer. Imperial amber ales, being relatively hoppy, seemed to lend themselves to the tartness of the pomegranate.
Jeffrey, if you can find some Jewbelation 9, snatch them up and never let them go (unless you want to send some to me). We just released Jewbelation 12, which is this year's incarnation: 12 malts, 12 hops, 12%, and it's DELICIOUS. Definitely check it out.

L'Chaim boys.

TeacherPatti -

My husband bought me the He'Brew Jewbelation just because I am Jewish. I was afraid it was just a gimmick...to my delight, it was fantastic. We still have the empty bottle in our collection.

That's for making the tribe proud, Zak!