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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ZymurGeist -

A beer garden should be on terra firma and have plenty of trees. Augustiner in Munich is a classic example.


Grass is an extra bonus

Adam -

@ZymurGeist: I absolutely agree. To me, a beer garden should essentially be a park where you can buy beer and some eats (preferably pork knuckle). Kids and dogs should be allowed. The word "gastro" should never be uttered in such a place.

Jordan St.John -

I don't know. You've seen Mario Batali. I have to believe that's a guy who drinks some pretty good beer.

Alan -

You do know what mortadella is, right?

Maureen -

I was excited about reading this blog until I got to the photos. I guess those are city beer gardens, and yes, at least they have trees and they are open! Even in my small town of Traverse City Michigan, the outdoor drinking areas usually feature a view of the sidewalks & streets! Here is a photo from a developing brewery here with a REAL beer garden idea: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=134583599953189&set=a.111034738974742.16770.110981922313357&type=1&ref=nf
Can you dig it? How awesome would it be to have a few hop poles right there within sight while you are enjoying a craft brew?

Bryan Kolesar -

Please! Some of these jokers know as much about beer gardens as the beers they're pouring....that is to say, increasingly, that's to say, not so much.

"Beer Gardens", "...Farm...", "Gastropub", "Craft Beer"....is the bandwagon full (fool) enough yet? Sorry, first day of summer rant now over :)