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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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Seamus Campbell -

Out of curiosity, what did you think you were buying? And agreed, it's an absolutely fabulous book. Though I personally like the layout, even if it is a little busy at times.

Alan -

Errr.... I thought it was going to be only about, you know, tasting beer. Hence the sentence "I thought it was going to be a book primarily about tasting beer."

Joe Stange -

Inside it looks like an elementary school textbook. I could have done without the abbreviated history and reifications of style silliness, but then I found the nog recipes in the back. And other medieval holiday ale concoctions. Made the book worth it in the end.

Alan -

That is a much better way of saying what I thought about the layout. And at least as good a way of saying how it is a book of little treasures. I have long wanted that simple clear guide to the meaning of the chemicals. I likely have it across a few home brewing guides but this is so well done, for me, it is worth the price.

dave -

I wouldn't hold a forward by Sam Calagione against a book, the guy makes good beer.