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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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Curmudgeon -

You are sadly deluded if you think there's any chance legislators will draw a distinction between "good" and "bad" beer - it's all alcohol to them.

Alan -

Oh, I am sure they will. Your lack of trust is simply shocking.

Robin -

Darker malts are better than pale malt? I would have guessed the opposite to be true.

Alan -

Isn't that where the antioxidants are found? Remember the dogs of 2002.

Robin -

Yes, I had read that 2002 article but I guess I was thinking of a later study that showed the formation of high levels of the carcinogen acrylamide when carbohydrates are heated above 120C.This would include cereal grains like malted barley and of coarse darker malts see more kilning at higher temperatures.


Alan -

Not that I am quibbling over science but I believe beer should not be heated above 120C.