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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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Bailey -

I'm definitely of the view that what our great-grandparents thought about beer still informs modern culture, e.g. stout is good for you, hazy beer gives you 'the trots', dark beer is stronger, etc.

Alan -

Here is some fiber and beer related information:

"The study “Dietary Fiber Complex in Beer,” published in a 2009 Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, found lager to contain 2 grams of soluble fiber per liter while a dark beer has 3.5 grams of soluble fiber per liter. For a standard 12-ounce serving size, that equates to approximately 0.75 grams for a lager and 1.3 grams for a dark beer. An earlier study, “Dietary Fiber in Beer: Content, Composition, Colonic Fermentability, and Contribution to the Diet” referenced in Beer in Health and Disease Prevention (Academic Press 2008), found both lagers and dark beers contained 2 grams of soluble fiber."

Steve -

I'm glad you found out, was about to respond!

Alan -

Not that I was under any pressure for fear of an anonymous Steve posting a comment but it is interesting. ;-)

I think the claim that it can be up to 60% is far fetched. More like 10 to 15% of dietary fiber if one is having a litre of dark beer a day.

Craig -

Two words—Colon. Blow.


Alan -

I am not clicking on that link.