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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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ray buckland -

Hello Paul
A quality presentation and summary of an outstanding venue.My wife and I have visited Norwich for a good few years and found 'The Monk' by default Where the photograph has been shot,to the right there was a pub called 'The Joiners' Most people would think of it as a bit of a dump,but it was character driven and a place to people watch.No dogs allowed but you would find 3 running around-and a great jukebox.Alas they modernised it and what you see today is a lame non descript goldfishbowl.On turning away I suddenly realised what we had missed on our previous visits.God knows how we missed 'The Monk',a lovely building and purveyor of my favourite tipple.We travel from Colchester at least once a year to imbibe and dine,usually on our anniversary.Same again this year so cheers to you.