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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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Bush Pilot Brewing -

Get well soon Alan and do not rush back to beers, at least not ours. After all, there has to be someone who will attempt to age it. We seem unable to do it, being an equally thirsty and inpatient. If it is any consolation at all, we envy you for being able to tighten the belt for a notch or two...

The Bush Pilot Brewing crew

Gary Gillman -

Sorry to hear you are under the weather Alan, hope it gets better real soon.

The good thing about beer studies is, you can do it with drinking any! Google books, Stan's book, Ron's site and books, Steve's ditto, Martyn's ditto, etc., it's all there. I dare say I "knew" most of what I'd ever know about bitter, stout, porter and barley wine years before I actually taste them via books on beer. If anything, lambic was far more attractive in the coffee table books than when I actually first got to taste it!


Gary Gillman -

Ai yai yai the early morning typing gremlins. I meant to say:

"The good thing about beer studies is, you can do it without drinking any!".