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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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Knut Albert -

It's connected with these other Northern European concepts of alcohol as sinful and corrupting. Here in Norway there are public campaigns before Christmas telling us not to drink in front of the children, usually followed by press releases with fake figures about beatings and other forms of abuse.
Alone? Sure, and it can be pure bliss. Arrive at your hotel after a long meeting or a long journey. Kick off your shoes, open the window. Find your book. And open a beer. Alone.

Alan -

"...telling us not to drink in front of the children..."

Wow. I had no idea. I remember when I lived in Holland in 1986, there were public service announcements on Friday nights about "don have loud parties, you have neighbours" but that was more because in Holland everyone lives in each other's linen closets.

Lew Bryson -

Thank you, Alan. Indeed, as with so many other things with booze, there are "behaviors" that are perfectly acceptable for moderate drinkers. Question, always question. Good work.