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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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Alan -

Bear with me as I am having some connection issues making edits really slow.

Lars Marius Garshol -

Thank you! :-)

Actually, my photo really was somewhat emotional. In 2001 an ISO committee started work on a standard called TMCL (ISO 19756) and completing it was a long and hard slog, interrupted by some intense political infighting. In March 2010 the two editors agreed on the solutions to the final issues with the text in a hotel lobby in Stockholm.

They then wandered over to Monks Café and sat down to celebrate with these two beers. So I guess this is what it looks like when you celebrate the completion of nine years of work.

The actual document is here.