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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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Nate -

Interesting point here. I do agree with your thoughts regarding the so called down time. I've especially noticed my inability to to finalise my German studies :-)

What I have found in the down time is time to test, try and experiment with the beers that family and friends like to present. For example I had a Jever Pils with a mate in the pub, which was great but now am enjoying a bock next to the fire. These are the little thingsthat make me really appreciate this period cool, the experience, the adventure... Etc that's what keeps me going ;-)

Anyway just wanted to share my thoughts. Have a pint and a smile, I know I will.

Alan -

I am a big believer in giving away and sharing beer - did a lot of that over the first three and a half weeks of December. But then the holiday hits and all I crave is club soda and lime. I have no idea how folks make it to New Years Eve let alone giv'er until dawn.

But that is because I am Oldie Olson now and need breaks to reset my interest and probably my taste buds as well. I feel like breakfasts have been chocolates and fruit cake with coffee cream for too long already.