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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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Jeff Alworth -

It's still not clear to me how you continue to overlook the dirt pile.

And I have to call a foul on the second baby picture. One is charming. Two? Well.

Jeff Alworth -

Oh, and I didn't realize the stadium shot was Fenway. (See, captions DO matter.) New fave for best in show. Partisans should never judge art.

Alan -

I didn't want to award it to the second baby but when I looked into his eyes... I was... under his... control...

Remember there are six more prizes to give away. The dirt pile is still alive.

Bill (It's Pub Night) -

"Grand Loser" might hurt someone's feelings if someone got that.

Couldn't you change it to something like "Stupidest Entry" or "Biggest, Fattest Loser"?

Alan -

I have to think of the net effect on humanity. I was thinking of "Grandest Loser in History" but that would presume that the future will not have greater losers.

And as I am big and fat I can't find fault with either characteristic.

Knut Albert Solem -

You ruled out food pictures this year, may I suggest you do the same with babies in the future?

Alan -

This anti-baby backlash thing is a bit disturbing, Knut. Being a foster parent I admit that I am used to having 12 in diapers clutching at my knees at any given time but isn't there a little bit of irony of an anti-baby movement at, you know, Christmas?

The Beer Nut -

Hello? Matthew 2:16! It's the very height of Christmas tradition.

Tim -

Two cases of Harpoon beer were just delivered through the snow to my kitchen and are now waiting to be attacked after my last final exam of the semester tomorrow. Thank you to Alan and Jared.

Alan -

Good to hear they were won by such a deserving soul.