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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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wine blog -

Sounds like a good brew. I love hoppy beer but like with you I don't care for the way over the top hops. Reading your blog makes me want to pick up some good brew on the way home from the office tonight. Cheers~


A single review eh? Wasn't mine.. I swear.

I, too, had the Hop Warrior this past weekend and I'm not sure I would go much more than a B on the review. I'm not positive that I like the lack of any aroma from the hops. As I tweeted about it being a good, not great beer.

I love Rooster Fish however. I have been to their restaurant when I visited Watkins Glen, it was quite a nice visit and you should check it out the next time you travel down to Ithaca.

Alan -

That is interesting as I do recall that what I meant by an "aroma is like a candy store that crashed into a florist but not overly so" was that I was happy with the aroma, maybe like a cross between candy cane and freesia. But it was not at all over the top.

Can we become immune or at least desensitized to hop aroma? I have been having fewer big bombs and more of the saison, for example, recently.