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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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Phil -

I want a shed like yours, to drink in my own I'd have to climb over bikes, lawnmowers and the BBQ which never sees light of day as it's always p*ssing it down here in the UK ;)


steve -

PS my comment only published when i removed my blog links....lots of blogs treating blogspot as spam...

Alan -

I fixed that. My blog is a custom job, Steve, so has its own particular habits.

At least here in Ontario, the bar is not the pub for me. It is more like a restaurant with a heavy expectation of food or is otherwise focused as in it is related to a hotel. In the US there is the neighbourhood bar thing that is different again, more of a continuous night party than a pub.

pintsizedticker -

I think we Brits forget how lucky we are to have a massive array of pubs available, be them in the city, the country side, towns, villages, suburbia, in the middle of nowhere, on the sea even (most ferries tend to have a pub on board). When I (briefly) lived in the US, there was one local bar (40 minute hard walk away) which was really a restaurant."Popping in" for a quick drink wasn't an option. Thanks for reminding me!

Stacie -

Easier for men harder for women.