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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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Craig -

My local beer store, Oliver's, is upgrading from eight growler taps to twenty—this is in response to the gas station craft-beer-fill-up trend around here.

Alan -

Is it only the Sunocos that are doing the fills? There is a cafe in Canton NY that also fills them. This is very weird to Canadians. What next? Knitting supply shops? Pet food stores?

Ethan -

Only Sunoco, and for now only in NY. The stfarted the pilot program at six locations around Buffalo last year, and it seems they're happy with the outcome, as they have expanded the program. From what I hear, they do an adequate job with training and cleaning, but I haven't actually bought one from them yet, in the main because I feel I am giving Sunoco enough of my money by way of gas, so I'll get my growlers filled elsewhere, thanks. What's next? Wegmans, I hope!

Alan -

Alex Bay NY needs a Wegmans.

rolfe baltzer -

A jug a day keeps the doctor away