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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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Jen -

I drink less - but I think it's for the following reasons:

1. 17 Natural Lights = 1 beer of any other kind.
2. I'm OLD. Okay, older.
3. I have a job for which I actually enjoy getting up in the morning.
4. I'm dealing with insomnia differently now . . . say, by commenting on beer blogs while watching men's figure skating after midnight.

P of K -

Yes - drinking less mosty because of a lack of appropriate drinking time followed by a lack of not having to go to work at 8am after drinking time.

However, when I do find I am in possession of an afternoon or evening I am much more likely to have a plan that involves higher qualities of drink and not going to an excess on the quantity side.

So I guess I do drink less from a volume perspective but not from a cost perspective.

Jeff Alworth -

"Getting a lot of responses" is putting it gently. I felt more like I was "getting taken to the woodshed." But hey, we all need to get smacked down from time to time. A bracing rebuke can do wonders for the spirit.

Alan -

Wets the appetite for a beer as well. Way to take one for the team, Jeff.

Perno -

I used to think it was crazy to go to a person's house with anything less than a 12-pack of beer (usually Miller Lite). But since I've embraced craft beers, a 6-pack is more than enough...usually 4 for me and 2 left behind in hopes I can turn a macro consumer over to a micro consumer.

Also, I tend to drink craft beer a lot slower since it has so much more flavor. I used to put back 5 or 6 in the first hour and now I'll have 2 or 3 at the most since I'm sipping and enjoying instead of only trying to get drunk.