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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 -

on the south shore (not the south short)

Alan -

DANG! You know what happens? I use Opera and you have to refresh every time you edit. So after you fix X and only notice Y later, you fix Y and X reverts. Dangittydangdang.

Alan -

Gary Lohin at Central City Brewing has now stated:

"As for the font, we had it professionally designed by a local graphics artist. Any suggested similarities in the font and colours are purely coincidental."

Does this mean that being a "local" marketing consultant in itself automatically makes for coincidence? Did I ever mention that I once represented a man who had a 1/4th interested in the font Times New Roman and was paid handsomely for it?

Jason -

I live in Cleveland and have the pleasure of tasting all of Great Lakes beers. Eddy Fitz is probably the best Porter you will have. The Commodore Perry is a very good IPA. If you go the restaurant, they have a few that they do not sell to the public. They also feature Lake Erie Monster (AHL Hockey team) that is an Imperial IPA (super good).

The Wine Cyclist -

The Edmund Fitzgerald was always one of my favorites. When I lived in Cleveland, I was down the street from this fantastic restaurant (Lolita) that made a Edmund Fitzgerald ice cream.