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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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Jeff Alworth -

That was supposed to be EITHER a glass or a 12, for I am greedy and my space limited, but apparently I'm feeling very generous.

Alan -

Oh, well. Yes, my fault. It's declared as an either, then. I will put the asterisk on the baseball.

Jeff Alworth -

We'll sort it out. No time to be grinchely.

Matt -

Hey Jeff,

Sounds like you're having a great trip, all in the name of research, eh? Just wanted to let you know I'm gunning for that bottle of Westy 12. I've got 3,038 beer photos poised in my Flickr account and Alan's gonna get 5 photos every minute until I get that prize!


Jeff Alworth -

Okay, I have an update. It will definitely only be a bottle of Westvleteren 12, for the glass broke in transit. Sorry! The good news is that the bottle made it safe and sound and is ready for mailing.

Matt, although I've offered up the bottle, you'll have to appeal to Alan's sense of aesthetics; he's the judge. If I were you, I'd find a toddler and a snowy field and place a beer bottle somewhere nearby. That's a McLeod slam dunk, methinks.

Alan -

Let us all have a moment of silence for the Westvleteren glass.

Matt -

Jeff, great idea! I've got plenty of beer bottles and I know of the perfect snowy field. Now the baby part... Can someone please loan me a baby I can prop up in the snow for an hour or so? It's for a good cause: me.