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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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Zythophile -

George Orwell was a bit of an inverted snob, and he was only going on about (a) draught stout because it was pretty rare in 1946 and (b) pink china beer mugs because they were the epitome of the working class boozer, being cheap and harder to break than glass mugs (and also, by the 1940s, pretty rare). But I have to say that the picture he painted of his ideal pub still does sound damned fine. Incidentally, you can still find those pink china pint mugs, with the GR stamped into the glaze and the white handle, in antique shops – I bought one in Lewes last year, cost me £25, lord knows what George would have said …

Alan -

So they are actually government issued pints? And were I to find on that was "VR" that would go back to Vicky?

Alan -

This is getting a little out of hand all of a sudden.

P of K -

Perhaps you know a local artisan that might be commissioned to provide that perfect holiday gift, branded with everyone's favorite beer blog look.

Depending on price point I might actually buy one.