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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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Kelly Ryan -

Cheers Alan,

Enjoyed the blog conversation we had regarding collaboration brews earlier in the year. Am a regular reader of this blog and it's pretty cool to hear what's going on over the pond from you guys.

Let me know if you're ever visiting NZ!

All the best,


Jeff Alworth -

No freakin' kidding. As I watched the tweets go by yesterday, I wondered if they were all just retweeting the same story. Nope, EVERYone seems to have posted an ode to Kelly.

I would expect something similar if Sam Calagione left Dogfish, but the number of American brewers who could get that kind of love in a single day is vanishingly small. Fritz Maytag's departure got only tiny notice by comparison. Fascinating.