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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."


Adam -

"They are enjoying the beer for the beer's sakes and this beer it's not the centre of their universes in this pub, it's just another part of the whole lot."

A great read, I couldn't agree more with the sentiment. I spend plenty of time pondering the stuff I have no control over, sometimes in characterless bars. Whereas my favourite pubs, including my local, happen to be the ones where the beer is just another part of the whole.

Alan -

You may, then, find the other 57/58ths of interest, too!

Pivní Filosof -

I think tickets from Canada to Prague are cheaper, and I know a few places where we could almost recreate the opening chapter (without the heated argument).

Ding -

I hear you, but at the same time, some people derive the same enjoyment associated with NOT caring about the beer, BY caring about the beer (deeply). This includes using phrases like 'hints of" and "mouthfeel". Sure, sometimes that may be irrelevant to enjoyment, but sometimes it is HIGHLY relevant. Those of us that were talking about this BEFORE the recent hipster led revolution of craft beer in the USA, are often amongst the group that wants to analyze more deeply - not always, but quite often.

Alan -

57/58ths to come.

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