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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 Ennis -

I had to laugh reading your blog today. Where I come from 28ºC is cool and people shut off their air condition and fling open their windows (well, unless the dew point is 22º+C, which unfortunately is not uncommon). I find a refrigerated Sam Smith Old Brewery Pale Ale or Fuller's London Pride works quite well for me. Just for reference we hit 40ºC in the summer 2007. A tad warm but those English Pale Ales quench the heat and thirst.

The Beer Nut -

You're missing a treat by avoiding chilled foreign extra/imperial stout. If it's good enough for Africa and the Caribbean it should be good enough for you.

Alan -

"Avoiding" not so much. "Unaware" and "inaccessible" is more like it. Our government betters do not provide a supply of foreign stout in this district.

Paul Ennis -

As Alan says there are a few limitations here in the US. It took me three months to get Black Sheep Ale. Does chilled Fuller's London Porter count? It's one of the best I've ever tasted, period.

Andy -

... Woodford, in a Manhattan? That is criminal. All Manhattans should be made with American Rye whisky (or whiskey, which ever spelling you prefer). For Manhattans I recommend Richter's Single barrel rye or Ri2.