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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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Alan -

Article from the Ottawa Citizen of 8 Nov 1859 (at page 7) on Cameron's Ale: "strong as brandy." Apparently the sample to the Whig was a full barrel.

Steve Gates -

Cameron's ale was indeed the high water mark for pre-Confederation ale brewing in Kingston, other brewers, such as James Fisher of Portsmouth, had to endure direct comparisons to Cameron when his beer was being taste tested by a journalist on a Walkabout of the village. It was like rookies like Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin being compared to Gretzky... in otherwards, an apple to an orange.