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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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John Thomas Hoffoss -

I think we all tend to look at those "specials" and build up what that special occasion should be: your child's college graduation, promotion to president of your company [from the mailroom], election as POTUS. The thing is that when these occasions arise, we forget about the stash! Or we look at it and think, "nah, this still isn't special enough, I'll just wait."

As a remedy to this situation, the wine columns in the Wall Street Journal have discussed for years the concept of OTBN, or "open that bottle night", a random declaration of "enough is enough!" I will be looking for a harvest ale to try myself, though I may just have to make my own!

brodie -

Darn, being one of your "hop head friends" I was looking forward to my chances in that give away!

Shamas -

I believe it is the 2nd annual edition of the *Southern Hemisphere* Harvest Ale, although there have been other Harvest Ales from SN dating back some years.

Alan -

I have others, Brodie. Long weekend coming...

Roger -

Funny, I picked up a bottle of that in Ohio, along with some other "specials". I'm informed a picture of me in the store made its way to MoB mailing list. I was saving it for a rainy day, and hey look, whaddya know.
No goldfish around; I'll be pairing it with Nutri-Os instead.
My cousin has a similar beer glass, advertising something in Wildwood. I often wonder if Ontario liquor advertising laws were such that there's very little brewerania from the pre-stubby days.

Bailey -

John said: "The thing is that when these occasions arise, we forget about the stash! Or we look at it and think, "nah, this still isn't special enough, I'll just wait."

Or, worse, the special occasion comes round, you open the bottle, and every last drop sprays all over the kitchen floor. This seems to be especially true of Belgian beer.