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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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Pivní Filosof -

Excellent beer, no doubt, and I really don't understand that criticism to its ubiquitousness. Because of it, SNPL, and others like it, are likely to be the first "craft beers" many people will drink, and, at least in the case of this one in particular, it'll probably blow their minds.

Beer geeks should celebrate the fact that SNPL is everywhere. A Double Imperial Trippel Sour Barrel Aged Whatever will scare the crap out of most people. SNPL will get them to start exploring.

Craig -

All of SN's products run the tightest of tightropes between quality and price. I'm amazed at their selection and craftsmanship. What is more amazing is that I've bought 12 packs for $7.99.! They really do a fantastic job. I've also heard that Tennessee is looking to raise the state's limit on beer alcohol percentage, specifically for SN. A deal is in the works to open a Tennessee based, SN brewing facility (I believe in Chattanooga) that would allow for easier east coast distribution. Tennessee has a 5% ABV restriction on malt beverages, so law maker are trying to increase that for SNs bigger beers.

Best o' luck to the boys from Chico!

Chris -

I paid $13.00 for a six-pack of Ontario Craft Beer similar to SN at our local LCBO. Gee, isn't it a wonder why I make my own? I love this beer. Always buy it when I am state side.

Gary Gillman -

Very well put Alan.


Jeff Alworth -

And here I thought you were going to talk about homebrewers and their contribution to craft brewing.

Alan -

Didn't I also write about that in 2004?