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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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DanSmallbeer -

On this subject Alan, I'd be really interested to know — if you know — if there are any groups actively lobbying or campaigning for changes in the governance of beer and alcohol at a provincial or federal level?

The provincial liquor distribution rules are obviously insane, we never stop complaining about it. BC liquor sales rules are often directly self-contradictory.

But where is the front line of the fight? I wouldn't mind transcending my whining blogger mandate and get involved somehow in promoting some sensible changes.

Craig -

STOP IT!! MY MIND IS WHIRLLING OVER THE POSSIBILITIES!!!

Bruce Ticknor -

Perhaps Alan knows more about this but the closest I have ever been able to find to a group "actively lobbying or campaigning for changes in the governance of beer and alcohol at a provincial or federal level" would be a spinoff from http://www.bartowel.com/ which you can find at http://freeourbeer.org/ It's an Ontario group.
I think a lot of the problem is Provincial, but the basic law is Federal. After prohibition Provinces didn't like having liquor shipped in from other Provinces. Limited the taxes you know?

Jason Loxton -

Granite Brewery sells growlers at the Halifax Farmer's Market in Nova Scotia.

Alan -

Amazing. My old Nova Scotian home leading again.