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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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Stephen Beaumont -

Agreed, Alan, "limited run" is not the same as "rare" in anything other than the strictest dictionary definition. (From my Collins Dictionary: "rare - 3. not widely distributed.") That said, if people want to line up for these beers and others want to write about them so doing, well, it seems to me that's a win-win for all concerned and certainly no skin off my nose. Or yours, for that matter.

dave -

Though short runs are not rare the beer in the short runs are since they are not widely distributed.

The last sentence in the post lost me by the way... "just because you the postage stamp the kid on the next block doesn't"...?

Alan -

"Or yours, for that matter." I have no idea what you could possible mean, Stephen. Surely you don't mean I shouldn't write such things. And it is skin off my nose as it creates false upward price mobility. Something like a carnie stringing along mooks... if I have the mid-way terminology right.

Dave: Thanks! Missing a "have". Blame the 8 am meeting."