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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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Steve Lamond -

The Danish Easter beers were pretty tasty when I visited a few years ago, but the local Winstock brewery wasn't really brewing then. Strange place alcohol wise though! A lot of people hold down multiple jobs (maybe less so after the economy collapsed) and yet still find time to go on long pub crawls into the wee small hours. Over Christmas/New YEar people stay indoors and get completely blotto

Gustav F -

I believe the jólabjór is fairly similar to christmas brews across Scandinavia: A dark lager related to Munich Dunkel and Bock. The Danish beer is probably the 5,6% Tuborg Julebryg, sold as Tuborg Christmas Brew in export markets.

Knut -

Bock taste, not goat taste, that makes a bit more sense, doesn't it?.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Alan!

Alan -

Saved by Knut! Yes, I figured that was what that meant - but how does the Google algorithm get from "bock" to "goat"?

Ed Carson -

Maybe bock=goat in the Icelandic/Danish branch of the Germanic languages. Most of the bock beers I've had always had some sort of goat on the labels. Gleðileg jól og Hamingjusamur Nýtt Ár!
Glædelig Jul og et Godt Nytår!
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Elli -

me and my friend have this website, it is all about Icelandic beer. if you have any question about beer from Iceland we would be happy to answer them.

www.bjorspjall.is (it is in Icelandic)

Alan -

Hellooooooooooo!!!! [Waves to north east.]