A very brief question. If Jordan is right, do we still not have the obligation to give proper respect and maybe even homage to those beers which were classic in the sense that they are the parents of a style in the early Jacksonian sense? This post from earlier this spring describes the same idea in relation to Duchesse de Bourgogne. Does the same apply when we are discussing Pliny the Elder?
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."