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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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Craig -

Sounds crazy, but do try a Genny bock.

Ray -

You're spot on with the Narragansett brews. Both the porter and the bock are pleasant surprises.

Tom -

Listen to Craig--the taste for dollar value is top notch.

dave -

@Ethan: "Narragansett Bock is brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin at Trinity Brew House in Providence, RI and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT" from the press release: http://beernews.org/2011/02/narragansett-bock-released-in-16-oz-tallboy-cans/ Though their regular Lager is contract brewed at High Falls.

Can't wait for the Gansett Bock cans to hit my area.

Ethan -

@dave- yeah, saw that- good for Genesee! I am biased by my locality as a WNYer, and that a friend of mine was a brewer there, but I think well of them. Canning before canning was cool!

John Cressy -

I love the Gansett Bock along with most of the 20 people I shared it with. I paid $28.20 for 24 16oz. cans. Great deal that included the deposit. So I get a $1.20 back.

John Cressy -

By the way High Falls or Genesee Brewery is now called "North American Breweries". Has been for about a year.