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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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Jeff Alworth -

I'm deeply amused by the Brighton ban. If you banned "super-strength beer" of 6+ percent in Oregon, you'd be banning 83.9% of the beer. Drinkers would riot, possibly literally. Goes to show: different places, different expectations.

Pok -

Interesting piece on the environmental impacts of beer. Some suggestions for the NS Liquor Board and provincial governments in Canada to counter the simple minded notion of "drinking warm beer".

1. Promote beers that don't have to be chilled to 0.5 degrees C to make them palatable.

2. Cut down on GHG emissions from transportation by creating regulations that allow local craft beer businesses to flourish.

3. Cut down transportation GHG further by allowing beer sales in the grocery stores.

4. Refillable bottles only please.