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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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Bruce Ticknor -

Once again I want to thank you for hosting the 50th.
In hind site I can only say, I should have written about tank tops and tiny skirts.
It would have been so much more fun..

Alan -

Maybe baseball. I should have made it more about baseball.

TheBeerNut -

I'm sure Simon will take it as a compliment that you've promoted him to north ay the border. Ony particular reason why?

Alan -

I thought he was a Scot! Being the son of two immigrants from there, I can't think of a higher compliment so I won't edit that out. who was I thinking of?

[Actually, I looked again and did make the change. If only because of the whole Snottingham thing. ;-)]

Simon Johnson -

I'd love to know where I'd been emigrated to. I am actually a quarter Scottish; in particular, the short left arm and deep left trouser pocket. Still get Oor Wullie and The Broons annuals. Wet-nursed on Irn Bru.

I actually live in Derby but was born and raised in Nottingham. I crossed the border to undertake missionary work and marry a deluded Derby County fan. Of course, they're all deluded...

And I wil be using " the best graph of beer drinking influences we have ever seen" rather liberally from now on. Never underestimate the Phil Lowry factor.

Alan -

No, I am the son of immigrants, Simon. Irn Bru does take its place in the stash. Hard to find that stuff in Canada - although there was a pop manufacturer in Cape Breton in around 1980 making its own version with real iron filings in the bottom.