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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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Pivní Filosof -

And that is why I sometimes find a bit annoying that hardly anyone speaks about non alcoholic beers...

When was the last time you reviewed one? How many micros are brewing them?

Alan -

Well, we have them but they are not particularly well made as they are macro brewer products. But we do not in Canada make any low alcohol products to any real degree. What a life it would be with a local craft made 3% saison with enough body to not be a poor excuse.

zythophile -

Yes, of course we should make drink-driving utterly unacceptable, and I don't think there's any real argument that one drink is too many for a driver: zero tolerance is easy to understand and easiest to enforce.

But no activity is risk free: I bet the number of people who die in mountaineering accidents, relative to the number of people who are mountaineers, is a lot higher than the people who die because of their drinking, relative to the number of drinkers. I see no big campaign to ban mountaineering because of that.

It's not said often enough in this argument: we drink because we enjoy it, and the overall happiness that brings to society, I would suggest, vastly outweighs any disbenefits.

Alan -

Martyn, how many DUI mountaineering convictions are there? And how many mountaineers kill non-consenting people?