It is a tough job. Or as tough a job as you make it. I've Shortlisted the top twenty entries to this the eighth annual Yuletide beer photo contest. There were 125 entries this year which is just about right. Enough for a great selection to choose from but no nuttiness. Over 500 entries of 2008? That was nuts. You can check out all of this year's entries here and here. Did I pick the wrong ones? Bitch about it on Twitter, wouldja? Hashtag: Alan ruined my Christmas.
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."