I really like this image from Associated Press photographer Ross Mantle of Angelo Cammarata, who is retiring after a bartending career that began in 1933. It conveys the cool and dark of a neighbourhood US bar, the sort of place that urban planning did away with in Canada for the most part over the last few decades replacing them with faux Irish places or roadhouses at strip malls.
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."