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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 -

Hoo-boy, did you select the right game to attend. True that the one before brought more joy to Yawkey Way, but last night's will be banked in the old memory for later perusal. No doubt the next time the two teams play (and they play a lot before the end of the season, that's the game that will be on their minds).

I'm not so sure about retro craft, though. As I was looking through the list of beers from the 90s, I wasn't reminded of balanced beers--I was reminded of a time when unprofessional brewers were trying to approximate styles they'd never tasted on equipment they hadn't mastered with experience they didn't have. Lots of caramel soup, as I recall. No thanks.

Maureen Ogle -

Wait. My two favorite contrarians were at a ball game together?? Oh, man! Sorry I missed that.

Alan -

Caramel soup! I like that. That's the rear view mirror perspective through hop coloured glasses, maybe.