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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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Jeff Alworth -

"Giving me the gears." I don't know this phrase, but it seems like it could come in handy. A Canadianism? East Coastism?

It is true: I have discovered the exceedingly rare Malt Zamboni. Czech, of course. And you're right, there ought to be an award in there somewhere. Dave's shattered beer suggests some kind of tragedy award as well.

It'll all be over soon--hang in there!

Jeff Alworth -

This just occurred to me: some company actually made that malt Zamboni. Who? What kind of market is that? "Gents, this is the business of the future: let's corner the market on machines that turn over Bohemian floor malts."

It never crossed my mind when I was there, but that would have been the strangest/most wonderful question I could ever have asked a brewer/maltster: So, where do you get parts for the Zamboni?

Alan -

Malt Zamboni! I love it. Maybe we can each become exclusive authorized parts dealers. You can have west of the Mississippi.

zak -

Malt zamboni > all my pix.

Glad to be up against the best. Cheers to everyone and happy holidays!