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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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Greg Qualls (theBeerean) -

I'm sold! (and I'm not even British)

Gary Gillman -

I agree. British beer needs boosting and I guess good beer does everywhere, since nowhere in the world can it be taken for granted that good beer is a birthright and will thrive. A culture of appreciation of good beer arises in a particular time, under particular circumstances. It won't last forever, even in Germany, necessarily. It needs boosting and this film does that in a good way.

It's like rare breed trusts to keep the Tamworths and other old types going, the appellation rules for Roquefort or some wines, and all the other countless specialties and things that improve the quality of life and make it interesting. For too long the Brits didn't care much about real ale and it almost disappeared from the pubs. While partially arrested, good beer needs a bush, to adapt a Bardic expression.