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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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olllllo -

Can I rely on you to summarize all of the #twitterbeerconcernsoftheday because that would be awesome.

Jeff Alworth -

I sometimes ask people to play a thought experiment. Imagine that you were only ever able to drink five styles of beer for the rest of your life. No cheating and saying "ale" or "German," either. Which would you go for? It's a slightly different variation on the inquiry you're making here.

I bring it up because I posed the question to Stan once, and he said, "saison." Easily the best response I've ever gotten and illuminating to boot.

Alan -

But if I was only given the weepy mess that was Rabbit Rabbit after making Stan's choice I would be off beer for life. Is it not fair to say that one could have meant Saison Dupont and clones or at least variants thereof? Would even Fantome qualify? But I'm not sure saison really is a style so much as an expression of a region.

Jeff Alworth -

My thought experiment allows any beer within style. Fantome: yes. Also Bink Blond. But I'm feeling expansive. As for style versus expression, I won't fight you on that one.