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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The Beer Nut -

Oh what a thing it is to have one's relevance questioned.

The only appropriate response is a fart which lasts long enough to change note three times.

Alan -

Do you have an emoticon for that? Perhaps this =>


Chris -

I'm a young person following your blog and I can say your writing has been extremely relevant to me. And you're, obviously, completely at liberty to not give a rat's ass about that. Just thought I'd mention it for the sake of mentioning it.

Alan -

See, I like you. Here is a picture of a five pound note for your troubles.

Simon H Johnson -

I've always admired those beer bloggers who exemplify Reithian values. The education of Martyn Cornell and Ron Pattinson. The information from Pete Brown. The entertainment from Tandleman, Boak & Bailey & yourself.

Me? I'm the whoopee cushion of beer blogging. Others have valuable things to say about history, about social mores, about technical understanding. I'm great at the knob jokes.

I'm the dropped stitch in beer's rich tapestry.

I can *only* do the shits & giggles. Coz I'm a shits & giggles kinda guy.

Alan -

And that is why you are great. Know your strengths. Work at what you love and you'll never work a day in you life. See the ball. Be the ball.

Martyn Cornell -

I do it for the warm glow, of course, but I do feel sometimes that even ten pence each from the 2,400 people who looked at my blog yesterday (admittedly high but not that unusual) would have been nice.