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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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Gary Gillman -

Very good point Alan.


Jeff Alworth -

Beery ennui. Few cures are known.

Stephen Beaumont -

First-ever use of the phrase "St. Lawrence watershed" in a beer post...

Steve Gates -

Mr Beaumont, I have just finished writing a book where I examine the past breweries of Kingston and the St. Lawrence Watershed to include Brockville, Prescott, Cornwall and to a lesser degree Ogdensburg NY. The phrase may be unique and seldom seen in the beer community but the area is ripe with a spectacular brewing heritage that predates the War of 1812. The offerings of today in this geographical locale are not as plentiful but still equally rewarding. Kingston, as Alan explored in an earlier blog, is one of Ontarios most prolific brewing centres and is home to several still standing limestone breweries of the 19th century.