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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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Craig -

Amen brother. Now where's my hat?

Jeff Alworth -

Consider this your official invite to the 2012 edition of the Oregon Brewers Festival. It'll be the 25th anniversary, which means Maximum Silliness. The OBF, a force of nature, is above the Seriousness of beer geekery. Even those who attempt to resist its charms fail. There are too many people having too much fun and taking things far too unseriously. A better time with beer cannot be found. We'll show you a time.

I'm sure you know the man wearing what looks a bit like a Bishop's headpiece (closer inspection reveals that it's decorated with festival tokens) is Fred Eckhardt. I mention the fact for those who may not realize it. He's 85 and invented the beer float.

Bailey -

Yes, it is fun. Even the serious conversations about it aren't really serious: they're just fun with a straight face.

Ed Carson -

As long as the Silliness is contained within some sort of Innovative White Space. Or negotiating some sort of Headwind.

Ed Carson -

some sort of something anyway.

Tim -

You want Silly beer? Here's a Belgian brewery for you: http://www.silly-beer.com/historique_en.htm