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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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The Beer Nut -

He used to be a barman? A new meaning to "Time, gentlemen, please".

Tom Baker's priceless. I bet he's one of those interviewees you just have to give a gentle nudge to, then sit back and write down the gold.

Barry M -

Now that's a bizarre coincidence. Last night I was watching the first few episodes from 1963, and the night before the first episodes with Tom Baker as the Doctor (1975 was it?). He's the one I grew up with, in a way, so was always my favorite. I like him even more now :)

The Beer Nut -

Oh no! This is going to turn into one of those "my favourite Doctor" threads. Which are always embarrassing because mine's Sylvester McCoy.

Ghost Light has never been bettered.

Barry M -

You know, I only ever saw a couple of episodes with McCoy I think. Is it because there's a slight age difference between us? :oD However, I think I'll be watching the lot of them over the next few months. I'll resurrect this thread if I have a new favourite. :oP

Out of interest, how may "My favourite Doctor" threads have you participated in? This is my first!

Alan -

Oddly, I am not minding the hijacking. Perhaps some people actually did want to go to Cuba instead of Akron.

I am working on my inner Pertwee. All that karate.

Scurrilous J -

Oh, I will jump on to this bandwagon - I absolutely adored Tom Baker in Doctor Who as a kid. I always suspected he was cool, and this interview snippet confirms it.

Alan -

By the way, I had no idea that the "drinker with a writing problem" was a pre-existing quote here is my attribution.