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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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Reign -

I wonder why everyone is drinking from a glass? I know it is the proper way to drink beer, but outside most of us drink from the bottle. I have pictures of my parents from 1953 outside of their cottage and everyone is drinking from a glass. I like the ads. Reminds me of my parents get to-gethers 50 years ago.

Patrick Hirlehey -

I think the wire in ad #19 looks like a camera strap, he's the guy who's going to take embarassing pictures of everyone and post it on Facebook. The blue chair, I can't explain.

Yeti -

I love these ads. They're manipulative and pandering, but still somehow charming. They remind me of my mom's box of old family photos. I guess the point of the campaign was to make beer an accepted part of postwar America -- prohibition was a fairly recent memory then. About the blue chair: Lawn furniture was probably pretty rare back then, so a kid's chair would be better than the ground. The only other seat in the picture is a packing crate.

Lew Bryson -

I agree, that looked like a camera strap to me. And the stuff they're sitting on just looks like crap furniture they pulled out of the garage. What I don't get is the clothes they're wearing just to sit around watching some guy paint "Mamie" on his boat. Lazy gits.