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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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Alan -

And, for example, this 750 ml of Floreffe Tripel has 56.25 ml. Then, using Ding's simplified calculation [calories = oz x ABV x 2.5] we can also see that it has [25.361 x. 7.5 x 2.5] a whopping 475.5 calories.

Can't the bottle just say that, too?

Alan -

And this Sweet Action has 26 ml as well as [16.9 x. 5.2 x 2.5] 219 calories. I think every review should have this information as well as the price. Sweet Action was $2.50 USD at Bear World yesterday. Gave away 3 of the 4 cans in the cube.

Curmudgeon -

All UK packaged beers now declare the %ABV and the volume, so it's not hard to work out. Most declare units too.

But I agree that the amount of ethyl alcohol is easier to understand, and easier to make international comparisons.