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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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Joel -

Yes our beer is good
But y'all have half liter cans
Grass always greener

Herb Meowing -

The froth is on the bottom
Bottle upside down

It's Darwinian.
You brew it...you drink it all.
Mistakes take their toll.

Your best beer ever
It may not be but it's beer
Better brews ahead.

Time Will Heal Your Brew.
Pipeline Hurtin' If It Don't.
Brew Day...Dead Ahead!


Gary Gillman -

A Canadian in
Syracuse, New York, you say?
S-Wonderful, Double IPA!


Joel -

Now you're seein' why
They're drinking a lot of beer
There in C-N-Y

Richard Paxson -

Brewski cantata
Protestors march, then head to
the Ale Asylum!


John Hoffman -

::Wonders whether the association of people protesting in response to a localized political problem to the vague and flailing protests of a loosely connected group is fair, haiku, limericks, or no.::

Alan -

Who can explain art? Interesting to note, however, that Richard is in the heart of the protest so maybe they are offering a discount at Ale Asylum in Madison WI to anyone who mentions this blog and the haiku thread. I bet they are.

Alan -

Suckah! You burn in the comments hell for all eternity.

Actually I was thinking you were tring to fit in with Canadians as we pronounce Allen as "Al - eh - yen" up here... except that I am down here as I write this. Drinking beer I bought - again - at a grocery store. 7:35 pm on a Sunday at that.

Robert -

They're writing haikus
Because of all the good brews
In North Syracuse

Alan -

Ommegang made thee.
Teen checked ID. Old, fat, grey:
Still, I've Hennepin.

Craig -

And yet again, a missed opportunity to visit Albany. You may have heard of it, home of "Albany Ale."

PEI Beer Guy -

I saw on "PEI Blogs" that you are an Islander. I found it funny how two people whose beer blogs I frequent from time to time are Islanders like myself. Also surprised was I that you worked for silverorange, as S. Garrity's an acquaintance of mine, too.
Plus, I love a good haiku - who doesn't?

Islanders away
Reviewing beer, just like me
Who woulda thunk it?

Alan -

I am not an Islander.

PEI Beer Guy -

Sad. I wonder why you were listed as such... maybe someone mistakenly thought you were 'cause you just worked for an Island business?

Alan -

Steverino, I could not bear not stating the truth on the rejectionist "Islander Day" which, for auslanders like me, is a slap in the face. Tough row to hoe you have picked blogging about beer from PEI. I home brewed to keep myself sane. Nice to see that you can find Charlevoix and Caracole in Halifax now. You will need to make a trip to Maine, soon.