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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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Robert Curran -

Hey Alan: Could you let me know the size that Tom needs? Also please forward his full mailing address to me so that I may get the swag in the mail for him.


Alan -

Robert, I will email you and tom together asap (though it may be tomorrow and put you guys in contact.

Thanks for your support and that of Creemore!

Bill (It's Pub Night) -

Great fun, Alan! Thanks for the book and the, uh, recognition.

The Grand Winner photo is excellent.

Knut Albert Solem -

A truly great winner!

Kim Reed -

Wow I just woke up to this. I am both shocked and honored. :)

The guy in the photo is a good friend of mine who also happens to be the bar manager at my favorite local pub. The photo was taken at our local beer festival, we tapped two casks that day and the one pictured was definitely excited to be there. The beer is Rohrbach's stock ale.

Alan -

More beer art by Kim. However could you be shocked with art this loverly.

Jeff Alworth -

We're number one! We're number one! Oregon wins the high-low quinella. Dirt pile! Dirt pile! Can there be any doubt that where good beer (and dirt) is concerned, we are número uno?

Incidentally, while surfing Bill's site recently, I discovered that the dirt pile belonged to workers at the future site of Migration Brewing in Portland. See, all makes sense.

Kudos to you for doing this. Good fun.

Alan -

I think you are wanting to write "terrior" or at least "beeroir."