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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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steve -

I'm looking forward to their book too...beer in Britan: how beer choice in the Uk has exploded in the last 50 years

Alan -

What? Another hooray for the present book? Hope not.

Bailey -

The working title is The Rebirth of British Beer. More about people and events than about beer itself, hopefully.

Alan -

I would prefer "The Fall and Rise of British Beer" but I think you are actually going there.

Jordan St.John -

British Beer: My Part In Its Downfall by Spike Milligan.

Bailey -

The story has its Milliganesque moments. Milligan could have played Arthur Millard of the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood.

It's also Pythonesque, both figuratively and literally. (Terry Jones owned a brewery from 1977. Palin covers the opening in his diaries.)

Alan -

I recently got the complete DVD or the original Reggie Perrin TV show so that is where I got fall and rise.

Interesting (to few but it includes me) is the references to pubs and beer in Doctor Who. Early Tom Baker pre-1975 has a number of shows with prominent pub placement. Oddly, these area also among the last to be released on DVD from his era.

PS: Needle. Nardle. Noo.

Jordan St.John -

I would have thought there'd be a link to the Village Green Preservation Society in there somewhere.

PS: Ying Tong Iddle I Po.

Bailey -

"We are the Draught Beer Preservation Society" -- the lyrics in there, and clearly inspired by the SPBW. Just been writing about that today.