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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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Steve Gates -

I think that, like today, most of the beer drinking folks of this era purchased the cheapest beer available that did not taste like goat piss. Just like todays young beer drinker buys Lakeport, Old Milwaukee and the like, it affords the most bottles for the buck. Thomas Molson's pricing strategy put a few established brewers in Kingston on a fast track to insolvency. But you are correct in observing that there was a shitload of choice in those early days. I think that Molson's success was the main reason that he eventually received an invite back to join the family concern in Montreal. It would have taken a lot for him and his wife to leave considering they left children buried in this fair town.