A Good Beer Blog

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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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coachdonovan -

"What I really want to know is what this costs on the grocery store shelf."

6 pack of Lager 16oz cans is $5 in most stores. you simply cannot find better value anywhere else.

dave@sevenpack.net -

At the local corner liquor store (stocking mainly the finest in macro-lagers) I got it for $8.40 (with tax) in MA. I'm going to try a few other stores to see if I can get closer to $5, but I think that is only with the 12oz six pack. Unfortunately here in MA grocery store chains are only allowed two liquor licenses for the whole state. Being in the Boston area those select grocery stores with liquor licenses of said chains are close by, but that is "not normal" for the state.

I have been waiting for the Porter to show up on shelves, but yet to have seen any. Damn!

By the way, their Bock is quite good too (at least I thought so).

dave -

Two more prices from two more places... $5.99 (w/o tax) and $6.99 (w/o tax) for six packs of the 16oz can . Funny enough the $5.99 price was at the local wine shop with a growing (albeit slowly) good beer selection (DFH, Pretty Things, Southern Tier, etc), and the other two (see above for my first pricing) were at the local "corner" (predominantly macro offerings) liquor store.

NB Massachusetts has a 6.25% alcohol tax.

dave -

Two more prices from two more places... $5.99 (w/o tax) and $6.99 (w/o tax) for six packs of the 16oz can . Funny enough the $5.99 price was at the local wine shop with a growing (albeit slowly) good beer selection (DFH, Pretty Things, Southern Tier, etc), and the other two (see above for my first pricing) were at the local "corner" (predominantly macro offerings) liquor store.

NB Massachusetts has a 6.25% alcohol tax.

dave -

And I'm back again... happy to report that I got some Gansett Porter! Ya. Excellent stuff all around (went really well with the BBQ I had). Slight update from last year's brewing is the fact the Porter now comes in the "Tall Boy" 16oz package. 4 more ounces of Porter love. Price ~$8 for a 16oz 6 pack.

Alan -

I got a box with a couple of tall boys in the mail. Gave away one but hope to try this my favorite US value based beer.