One of the best things about having less time for just drinking beer is you can find other things to do with the stuff. A bottle of New Belgium Abbey ale went into two trays of whole wheat buns this afternoon. They await the oven above. Five flours. Low salt. Less of a factor in the flavour than a source of underlying richness and moistness. Pretty damn yummy with a chunk of cheddar. I wonder what would happen if I used Belgian ale yeast. After all, the division between bakers and brewers yeast is just a few generations old.
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."