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."


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Craig -

This post could have not come at a better time. How did you know was going to start a beer blog today?

Alan -

Everybody wants to work in show biz.

Mark Dredge -

Things are changing because of the number of people doing it now. One person is a solo hobbyist trying something new, 1000 people around the world gives weight and momentum. I also think it's different in the US as you have print titles dedicated to beer; we have the CAMRA magazine (four a year) but very few other opportunities for beer writing. Plus, if you want information about beer you don't flick through magazines anymore, you look online. That's important.

And Pete suggested 500 words, not 300. It's a fair amount and I often try to stay under but some posts are naturally longer and blogs should have freedom to be 1 word or 10,000 words. There's no rules.

Alan -

No need to be defensive. But I would have thought we passed 1,000 beer bloggers about 2007. We've certainly seen waves of momentum here and there over the last decade but in other areas it is waning - both quantitatively and qualitatively. The loss of RSBS a while back was a real hit.