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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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Ed Carson -

Henri Bendel was and is a department store on 5th Ave in New York known for the quality (and expense) of its wares.It is also known for its window designed by Tiffany.

Alan -



Knut Albert Solem -

Sect? I see myself as a voice in the wilderness as well.

Ed Carson -

No, it is one of the bits of (useless) knowledge floating around in my head I'm eager to share. And I suggest it's meaning to Cole Porter is it scanned and rhymed.

Alan -

It is a tiny bit forced, isn't it. I would expect "bonnet" would be a corny or ironic choice mainly there to rhyme with "sonnet." But maybe it works if Bendel was to Porter what wide leg jeans and disco were to 1984.

Ed Carson -

Isn't that the year(1984) beer starting coming in half-liters instead of pints. or half-litres depending on your spelling preference. Just to bring it back to George Orwell.