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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 -

I like the one of the filled mash tun. It has an elegance about it: the spare barley stalks decorating the exterior, the clean look of the mash rakes (with the older wooden paddles kept nearby to show tradition), the stone walls, also suggesting tradition and heritage, and the rich tan of the mash itself, suggesting qualities of the rich beverage to emerge.

It's a good change too from pictures which focus on the glass or bottle of beer itself - we are at an earlier stage of the process here. I like the Jenlain picture too which suggests the modernity of the packaging process - it reminds us good beer results from modern technology as much as anything else - but my pick is the mash tun.