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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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Jeff Alworth -

I wonder how strong the beer blogger/bad brewer correlation is? It definitely describes me. In any case, understanding yeast isn't just for brewers; beer drinkers who want to understand their beverage should bone up, too.

Paul -

I know we started our beer blog as a repository for our recipes and notes. Our problem is that there is so much down time in brewing that gets filed with videogames and homebrews, so by the end of the process, we're not in a "details" mood.

While we may be bad brewers, we still manage to make to make some darn good beer. And, even if you don't make great beer, you still end up with beer, which is better than nothing.

This book could be interesting if it goes into characters of different yeasts. Out local brewer's guild held an event where a single wort was pitched with 20 different yeasts, and it was really interesting tasting the differences. I think that may be the way I go about learning about yeasts rather than the book.