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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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Lisa -

Thanks for the update - it sounds like things are progressing, and as you point out, it's good for beer on the whole (and certainly the vast majority of readers who are not already dyed-in-the-wool enthusiasts or historians won't be bothered by most of this).

I'm looking forward to finally getting the book for Christmas and would be happy to dive in with anything that needs a hand after that. I'd love to eventually see some great beer history digitization projects (that's the archivist in me talking), but this is an excellent starting point for the next edition.

Bailey -

We'll do a letter or two.

Martyn Cornell -

It's going slowly because it takes a long time to include all the references to back up the corrections, which need to be there to do it properly. Which is why I've written 1,000 words of corrections so far and only got up to "Al-". And frankly I have many other things that I'd rather be doing.

Alan -

Yes - but this way it is progressing solidly. I do find the process is helping me understand both the book and the topics better. I am pretty sure I would not have considered "Sumer" as I did without participating in a cross checking process.

Alan -

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