A Good Beer Blog


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."


Comments are locked. No additional comments may be posted.

Garth -

I'm surprised there is not Canadian equivalent to the Commerce Clause like in the US Constitution. I've always assumed the Commerse Clause was one of the things that held the US together. Perhaps I'm wrong. More on point, who would pay $45 for a 24 pack?! (assuming it's Molson or something).

Ed Carson -

Except the Commerce clause does not apply to alcoholic beverages. "Amendment 21:Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited."

Craig -

Huh whaaa? I was going to try and post something witty, but the whole situation has me at a loss of words.

Pok -

I'm with Craig. Canadian confederation - none of us is as dumb as all of us.

Peter Bailey -

Apropos, you saw Terry David Mulligan's cross-border (BC > Alberta) law-flouting on Friday? He had one bottle of beer with him, in addtion to bottles of wine. "B.C. Broadcaster Challenges Canadian Wine Law" | Wine Access http://bit.ly/lEErVq

Mark -

The only legal way you can "import" liquor from another province is to have your province's liquor control board import it on your behalf. This also ensures that your home province collects the various taxes and import duties from you the consumer, in addition to the various taxes and import duties that have already been included in the source province. Tax upon tax - it is the Canadian way!

Eric -

Ridiculous. I live in Quebec and we have a pretty terrible selection at the SAQ overall, I sometimes make the trip to a nearby LCBO to pick up beers of a much wider variety. I'm not quite sure what I'd do if someone pulled me over and tried to confiscate my ontario beers....

perlhaqr -

Hey look! Highway robbery!

Paul -

I paid $53 for a case of bud lite in lab city on a recent fishing trip

Raymond Kaslak -

I live in N.W.T. & I'm thinking of ordering 6-pack of Nunavut Beer brewed by Ringnes Breweries in Oslo Norway. Does anyone know how to go about this?