A Good Beer Blog


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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Craig -

Local restauranteaur Matt Baumgartner (and buddie of mine I might add), here in Albany, opened Wolf's Beirgarten a few years back. It's housed in an old firehoue which has been done up to look like an outside "garden," complete with exterior hanging bulbs, pivnic tables and a large faux tree in the middle of the room. The overhead firedoors open completely for an added outdoor element in the summer and it's toasty warm in the winter.

They serve only German beer and food. It's really well done. Yet another reason to visit my personal favorite of all New York cities.


Oh, and they have barrels of free eat and toss peanuts, too.