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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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Jason Harris -

Nothing wrong with rare beers. If you're gloating like an asshole about it, well, the problem is that you're an asshole. But going around saying the beers/people are bad just because you didn't get any (or declared yourself too cool to do so) is the sign of...you guessed it, an asshole.

I guess the moral of the story is, don't be an asshole. Also I'm going to 2 special events to try rare beers this month...at least, rare to me. I like to try new things. Why not?

The Beer Nut -

And making a beer in tiny quantities and then insisting people go through an uncomfortable ritual to get hold of it makes you a what?

Pivní Filosof -

...makes you a what?

A clever businessperson because you know they'll be morons and assholes that will queue for hours to get that special thing, while the rest of us, normal people are still able to enjoy beer for beer's sakes.

I'm all for special, rare, weird, experimental and extreme beers, but not because I think they are better than all the others, or because they will increase my reputation among beer geeks, or because they are worth the price some ask for them or even because I necessarily can/want to buy/own/drink them. There are other reasons, which I hope I will be able to explain in a dedicated post tomorrow.

What I don't see the point of is all this rock star thing, which I will also discuss in tomorrow's post. Stay tuned...

Alan -

1. Can you be anti rock star and still not a Morris dancer?

2. Should we be able to buy a beer at the brewery store and ask to be credited back that portion of the price related to monthly jet setting?

3. While we are at it, should every beer be available in a reusable growler to avoid the cork and cage premium?

Alan -

Two good contributions by Mr B.:
- yesterday, and
- today.