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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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Alan -

Access to good beer and a houseful of kids. I brewed when we lived in a farm house in a province that did not allow canned beverages of any kind (as a way to prop up a local soda pop maker). Had to have my ingredients shipped in. Got quite good at it but also learned a lot about beer.

Jeff Alworth -

Good writers make bad brewers. This is, anyway, my theory to explain why I'm a bad brewer. Your example provides complicity, if not data.

Alan -

I made good if inconsistent ales. Nothing Mr. Strong would award a prize for I am sure. My badness was especially notable in the range of result I considered on the mark. Which is pretty much the case for my writing as well!

Andrea Petruzella -

Hi Alan!
I wanted to let you know about an upcoming beerfestival (local, artisan - for those passionate about microbrew) - let me know if you would like more details!

Chris -

I have been thinking about buying this book. I am an avid homebrewer and there is always room on my shelf for a book that will make me a better brewer.

Alan -

Unless it is a walk from my house, Andrea, I really don't need more details. But thanks for not spamming.

Jorge - Brew Beer And Drink It -

A province that did not allow canned beverages? that's unusual...

Anyways... I am an avid home brewer as well... right now I'm devouring New Brewing Lager Beer by Gregory J Noonan, Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher, Froth by Mark Denny and a couple other more...

I have to say, the only book I like is Radical Brewing because of the writing style alone... the other books have great info, but I have to read them like 7 times to understand what the heck they are saying!... and I can only do that a couple pages at a time...

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