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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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Bailey -

We're very partial to a sweeter kriek -- not the really sickly ones, but Mort Subite was our favourite in a test taste a couple of years back, beating a couple of "oude krieks" which (according to the rules of the club) we're supposed to prefer.

Reasonably priced, too. Might order a case for the summer.

Alan -

I am going to blend with some drier gueuze next time I have time. I bet 375 ml of MS kriek with 750 ml gueuze Oude Beersel would work quite nicely. And no one else around to drink it on me, too.

Joe Stange -

Lambic loves being blended at home. Loves it.

Recently shared with a friend and my brother: one fine bottle of saison and one fine bottle of gueuze. Dupont and Cantillon, if it make a difference. We started with mostly saison and gradually worked our way toward mostly gueuze. Wonderful exercise.

Nothing is sacred at my table.

Alan -

Nothing sacred? Add peanut butter then, ;-)

That is a good idea, though. I sorta did that with my Cornval experiment in 2009.