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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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Paul Garrard -

Mmm, isn't the middleman the hub of Western economies?
I'm not a great lover of the tie but as long as no one is allowed to dominate then they have a right to exist I suppose.

Alan -

Hub? I suppose they are as long as we have a hub-centric (and what better sort of centric) economy. What does a hub require for care and feeding? Greater respect for those at the hub than those at either ends of the transaction, the creator and the consumer.

kyle -

I have always been outraged at the taxes and middleman fees on beer, especially in the USA (only because that is what i am most familiar with) I read one statistic one time that 50% of the price of a bottle of beer is taxes and fees that are accrued from seed to bottle.