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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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Lars Marius Garshol -

My favourite is robgal52, the wide angle photo obviously taken in a Samuel Smith's pub. What I like is both the athmosphere and the contrast between the figure seemingly huddling in the corner and the stereotypical business man on the right. Plus, obviously, technically the photo is excellent.

Jeff Alworth -

Last year, I sent you too many photos and I wrote at length about them. This year I sent you just five and not a word about any. But in case that field of green needs explanation (second row, second from the right), it's a massive expanse of drying hops from the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Jeff Alworth -

Though for what it's worth, I'm with Lars. That robgal52 shot appears to have been taken in heaven. I assume the man is St. Peter.

Alan -

I want to know why he has a second pint at the bar.

Lars Marius Garshol -

Alan: I should think that's obvious. It's so he doesn't have to wait after he's gulped down the first. Probably he calms down after two pints.

I forgot to add that that ISO 3200 photo has less noise than my ISO 200 photos. Clearly I need a new camera.

Robert Gale -

Cheers for choosing my photo. The pub is not the easiest to photograph without a tripod due to the poor lighting and what lighting there is is not the best. I was pleased with the result and I like how the man's face is obscured by the pint glass.