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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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dave -

Good luck. Looks like a fun time.

Smokin' Banana Peel... now that's a beer name!

TimC -

Go ahead and bring the Red Sox umbrella. It's much worse to known as the guy that only uses his Sox umbrella in fair weather.

Alan -

Good point, Tim. Being a Leafs fan, too, I have to embrace my burdens.

Stephen Beaumont -

It's looking better on the Weather Network now. Only "isolated" or "scattered" showers.

Alan -

Excellent! Eastern Ontario is notorious for the fizzling five day projection. Nearby NY is looking at only 40% risk for Saturday.

Troy Burtch -

Looks like I'll be sleeping in the back of the TAPS covered Utility trailer! :)

Alan -

Just take Jim's advice before you do!

Alan -

Are you sure, Troy? Weather update. You know the season is changing when they have to say "plus 4" for the temperature:

Friday: Showers. Low 13. High 16.
Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 8.
Sunday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. High 9.

Stephen Beaumont -

It now looks like a clear but cool Saturday and Sunday. Still 40% chance of showers on Friday, though.

Alan -

Yes! There is a much more hopeful graphic on the Weather Channel.

Kevin -

I always go by Accuweather. Nice and optomistic! Today was supposed to be showers, and it's been mostly cloudy, with sun poking through. Under tent coverage for 5000 people though, which is where all the taps are. And the ground is DRY now and tents are up. Last year tents went up in knee deep water!, didn't help much at all.

Alan -

5,000 seats? How big is this frigging thing going to be?

Kevin -

maxed out saturday, at about that amount!

Alan -

Friday morning:

1. "Saturday: Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 53. North wind between 13 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Saturday Night: Rain. Low around 46. Breezy, with a northeast wind between 18 and 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. "

2. "Headed down to Oktoberfest? Bring yer wellies!"