A Good Beer Blog


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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zeb -

Come back in September for BrewFest!
Ithaca Coffee Company's second location would have been around the corner from where you were staying. They don't have the bar, but the same beer range.

(Don't feel bad about skipping the Scalehouse. It's industrial kit brewing.)

Chris Storey -

And to think I have driven through Ithaca two times and never stopped. ( Slap to the head!!!! ). Next time for sure...

hopshead -

I like the blog, but, don't bother with the Scale House Brewpub in Ithaca. I went in once about a month ago and talked with the owner about his beers. This is not a real brew pub. The hopped malt extract is shipped to him and their is not even a boil done on site. The extract is mixed with sugar and water and yeast and in days there is a thin liquid they call beer. Food in that place is great, but you can get much better beer elsewhere.

Randy -

Wegman's has really expanded their beer lines as you noticed. In Rochester they are a nice alternative to always going to Beers of the World (which still dwarfs Wegman's).