A Good Beer Blog


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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Martyn Cornell -

Here's an interesting take on online beer discussion in US v Germany, though I'd like to see same analysis for UK, France & Italy and I don't agree with the conclusion about the Reinheitsgebot being the reason for the lack of German beer bloggers: much more that Germans take "good" beer for granted, while Americans (and Canadians?) don't http://bit.ly/L67mfL

Knut -

The Germans view beer as a staple food, which is nothing to get exited about, and not worth blogging about. In other countries, beer blogging takes off when the choice gets wider. Nothing to do with the Reinheitsgebot.
Back to Alan's main post: There is always room for one more with a distinct voice. We want to read more about beer history in Central Europe and the beer scene outside the OECD countries.

Ethan -

I think, depending on what you meant, that this in Point 1: "Interestingly, Facebook has really not imposed itself on beer thought." is in opposition to Point 4: Facebook is my Beer Info aggregator, or at any rate one of them. From BeerPulse to the BuffaloBeerGeeks group, much of my info comes through it; it's my confirmation-bias filter.