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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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Jim -

Great thoughts. I was a big bad beer guy in college, quantity over quality every time. But now growing up, I'd rather spend more on good beer. I can't believe brewers wouldn't want to make better beer and sell it at a moderate price.

Gary Gillman -

I think it is assumed this is what people want. Ice and light connote such a taste too, generally.

In the mass market, even premium brands usually have modest flavour when compared to a craft brew or top-grade import. It's not the production cost I think, but rather perception of consumer preference.