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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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Knut Albert -

A great post! I'd not be surprised if Mr. Aylur hosted a nice dinner for the All-Party group afterwards. They need every freebie they can get now they cannot deduct expenses from imaginary second homes any longer...

Stephen Beaumont -

Erm, not to put too fine a point on it, Mr. McL, but from the criteria you outline it looks very much like a self-coronation.

And as a self-confessed (and self-employed, therefore very much NOT rich) gastronome, I'll have you know that a true gastronome can be as excited over a Chicago dog as over foie gras, as thrilled by a good burger as by a well-grilled steak.

Alan -

No, no - it's you Mr B. who I plan to anoint!!! Because I know about those hot doggy thoughts of yours. And it is you who take "ass" completely out of gastronome. ;-)

But, to your point, man is clearly the measure of all things and one can only measure what one and as one can see. So... it's an award for being like me. I admit it.

That being said, maybe I can still leverage it. Maybe I will do what I recall from IT industry conferences back in the day and invite people to confirm their award with a healthy cheque according to silver, gold or platinum standing in my eyes.

Jeff Alworth -

I like it. You might add a category for enjoyment. This is the key to good beer drinking--the enjoying, not the beer. Applicants would have to list the exceptional ways in which they've enjoyed beers, like toting a bottle up a tall mountain or toasting the nuptials of a friend with homebrew.

It would confuse extreme beer nerds who think that collecting ticks of imperial IPAs is the goal.

If you knew any rich people willing to sponsor things, I doubt seriously you'd be blogging. Anyway, that's what my wife keeps telling me.

Knut Albert -

Your wife is probably right! My wife has imilar opinions...

Eva Becks -

I agree with Alan. An announcement has to be done for the beer drinker of the year. Good post. Thanks. Keep us updated with more such fun posts.

Alan -

And will Becks sponsoring it or is this just another big brewing spamming tragedy laced with irony?

Craig -

I've drank twelve pints of Wells Bombardier in since Monday afternoon. Am I at all in the running?

Alan -

Holiday time?