A Good Beer Blog


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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Daren -

I am new to blogging about this topic, and I must say I really like your site! Keep up the good work!

Jay Brooks -


I confess that, while not trying to take away each host's ability to choose a topic they want, I do feel we've strayed a bit from exploring aspects of the beer itself. I miss the months when we could delve into a style or otherwise use the Session as a forum to educate and explore rather than reminisce. Plus, I confess I'm not a fan of the "what's your favorite beer" question, though that may end up being my take on it anyway.


Alan -

I can't wait for "what was the most beer you ever had in one sitting"!

Na Chee Warman -

Some bloggers dislike the 'tasting note' posts and want to write about their lives. Others do little but beer reviews. It's probably hard to appease both, but often we wind up ay an unhealthy medium ("I lost my virginity while drinking Sam Adams Boston Ale, which pours a clear amber with an off-white head....")

Lew Bryson -

I'm kind of tiring of these "beer and..." topics, too. I see Na Chee Warman's point, but put me in with Jay, I'd like to see more "let's drink and think about this kind of beer" Sessions. Of course, since I don't really want to do the work of compiling one...guess I can't complain. (How do you get stuck with the job, anyway?)

Alan -

my first iPod comment

Brian Yaeger -

Hate to be such a centrist, but I like divvying up the blogging to both aspects. But then again, I believe everything in life is about balance. (Or at least having as much fun as possible and not landing in hot water because of it.) So having said that... "favorite beer"? Too broad. Leaves no room for time or place or company or meal. Well, I guess we'll all find out soon enough.