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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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marks scease -

I stand by my story. The prohibtion following the election riot was even more strigent. Even the cops weren't selling beer and since the first shop to go in the pillage was one of three duty free stores, they were shut also.
Sorry, I missed your post last winter or I would have straightened you out. Just for the record, I'm a former micro brewer of ten years experience at Wild Goose and Geary Brewing. Heck, I've even shared a few pints with Peter Austin. Like your blog, I'll check back in. Mongolia isn't quite a beer wasteland, but they could use a few shipments of decent hops. Try the Dark lager at Dave's Bar. Brewed by the BrauHaus, it's decent enough. Cheers, Mark

Alan -

That is unfortunate as I have clearly needed straightening out since last winter.

And I have no doubt that your story is spot on, especially as you have clearly been a resident of Portland, Maine - one of my favorite places on earth.

Posts about Maine here. I know there are more. Let me look out back.