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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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Jeff Alworth -

I read this and thought to myself, "by the same token, it must also be true that one beer in a day is one too few!"--and went and got a second Deschutes Twilight.

Your point is very well taken. I avoid drinking beer every day and from time to time slate in a week or more with no beer. Moderation is a wise course.

Velky Al -

I generally only drink at weekends, though there are exceptions, like tonight which is my homebrew club's monthly meeting. Even when I was drinking only regular beer like Gambrinus or Staropramen, I didn't drink during the week because I usually had to be up at the crack of dawn for work, and hate feeling like crap when I have stuff to do.

I sometimes fret that if other beer bloggers/writers/twitterers realised that I am not some craft beer lush that I would be taken for a dilettant.

Win Bassett -

Like Jeff, I try to avoid having a beer every day and typically take at least one, if not two, days off per week. I've found that this scares the palate fatigue away and keeps beer, the beverage from which our shared passion emanates, special for me.

Tiff -

Respect beer. I often find that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Martyn Cornell -

You speak much sense, as usual, Alan. Certainly, if the majority, or even the plurality of your life's best moments are beer-related, you need a new life. There are a fair number of life's pleasure's I'd choose ahead of beer. And we should never forget the darkest side of alcohol, as evidenced here. But still, beer gives me more pleasure than, say, orange juice - or even coffee ...

Alan -

Coffee first thing. Only coffee. But coffee immediately upon waking. IMMEDIATELY!!!


Jordan St.John -

Oddly enough, I could probably live without beer. Life without coffee is unthinkable.

Steve Gates -

I chose Mill Street Coffee flavoured beer.