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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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Evan Rail -

By "whimsical," of course, I meant "playful," "amusing" and "awesome."

And by "knocking out," I meant "of the park."

Steve Gates -

Alan, for clarity purposes I must correct your comments, Job Rogers was located in or around todays Fluhrer Park near the old inner harbour. James C Burd owned a brewery at the base of Johnson Street in second decade of the 19th century. It is he that you refer to with your "stinking out the place" commentary. He is a shining example of a typical brewer of his era, basically dirt ass poor and barely ekeing out a decent living for his family. The state of his brewery was typical but it became more of a social problem because of his geographical location in the city. I hope you don't find my correction too whimsical.