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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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Knut Albert Solem -

I almost took the bait. But I don't have the time right now. Maybe later, when I've had a beer...

Alan -

Bait? There's no stinking bait. This is a bait free environment.

Ed Carson -

It's not the "joint" price rise that bothers me(Even oligarchs need to please stock analysts.) It is the semi-legal and legalized distribution practices that inhibits the availability of locally or regionally brewed beer.

Matt Sweeny -

IMO - the whole industry (short of the many craft brewers) from mega-growers to industrial-brewers to distributors and vendors who are all in each others' pockets. This in my mind would include the WA, OR, ID growers/farmers like http://www.bonnersferry.info/index.cfm?app=49 and corporate subsidiaries like Busch Agricultural Resources, Inc. - Beer and Trains?

I am pushing in every direction to get us back to a more sustainable way of life which would include things like buying local products from companies who care about people / issues that are important and growing hops using enviro-friendly methods to sell to our local brewers!