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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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Douglas -

Man, I just learned about the 27th amendment: passed by Congress in 1789, but not ratified by the states until 1992.

Alan -

I love when archivists stand their ground.

Steve Gates -

Sorry Alan, but a question not related to your back in black conversation but I was wondering if you knew the history of the six point star as it relates to the brewer's guild? Where did this originate? How old is it? Does it have an Ontario application? Thanks.

Alan -

Hi Steve! This is what Sixpoint brewing from NY says about their adopted symbol. I know I saw images on the end of barrels recently, maybe from this book about beer in Philadelphia. Here is more... in German.