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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 -

Reading this makes me think one of us has synesthesia. Now, I'm gonna go sniff some blue and go to bed.

Steve Lamond -

Think i've used the majority of those, though have been fortunate thus far to avoid "vom" tasting beers there are some that have made me throw-up

Bailey -

We'll have to give this some thought. One of Boak's more original descriptors is gripe water which, in her book, is a good thing.

The Beer Nut -

I can't believe you didn't list "burlap". About 80% of the burlaps I've seen in the last five years have been on this blog. I am on constant burlap alert with any new beer.

Burlap burlap burlap. Burlap.

Alan -

I thought I had given burlap it's due. Didn't hurt that I was initially sponsored by the burlap manufacturers of Peru. They were only looking for search engine optimization but still...

Jeff - I actually do that that colour numbers thing. Made playing snooker comforting. One is yellow by the way.

Craig -

I'm a personal fan of flop to descripe a beer's head. As in: It sports a khaki flop for a head.

Ethan -

Everyone's something of a synesthete, it's true. But some people much more than others and there are many types.

underused beer word of the month: flaccid. Is flaccid *ever* good, applied to anything? I'm pretty sure not.

Janitor -

I think flaccid, when applied to a fart, is good. I think that it implies, as stinky as it might be, that it did not assist victims in quick, auditory indication of its purveyor. I would not imagine the same term applied to a beer would be considered good, though.

"Your beer is flaccid." That means it sucks, but we couldn't identify you are the brewer...