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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Jason -

Re: "When you think about it, the good beer buyer in Ontario is really well served by this physical retail reality, the separation of macro beer from the better stuff."

Though the LCBO doesn't (can't?) sell larger packs of beer at a discount the way a 24pk at the Beer Store is cheaper than 4 6pks. LCBO has gotten rid of the Cameron's 9pk and there don't seem to be Creemore 8pks either.

dave -

Is there a game happening at Fenway when you will be eating? The place gets crazy around game time, so unless you are going to a game best to avoid the area (or plan to eat well in advance of said game). I'm trying to think of an inexpensive place around there... I'll have to think some more.

Marshal Wharf Brewing (Belfast, ME) is pretty good from what I have had. My sister really enjoyed The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company (Lyman, ME).

Chris -

I am a homebrewer and stopped going to the "Beer Store " many years ago. One of the reasons I started to brew my own was just after I returned from my first vacation to the US. It is even better now with Craft Beer stores in any small town that rival anything the pathetic Beer Store sells.