I like this stuff. This take on altbier pours a light chestnut under a cream foam and frothy rim. Very nutty aroma. In the mouth, steely green hops hover well above a mouthful of sweet nut and caramel apple butter malt. Meaty even. Black tea dry finish. Seeing as it is a summer seasonal, I have to hope there'll be a few casks left for this year's version of Oktoberfest. I am volunteering with their version of Beer School and have to tell you that there is a super surprise connected to it. Pretty much a super duper surprise. A national first. A continental sensation. Intercontinental even. I am all a giggle at the thought. Has not been announced yet. Soon. Not yet. It will be cool. You should show. You really should.
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."