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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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Ed -

I've got A History of Beer and Brewing but I've only dipped into it so far. I'll really have to get it read properly before I can justify to myself buying his latest one.

Martyn Cornell -

While I realise as the author of a rival tome on the history of beer and brewing I might be biased, even so I wouldn't put Hornsey's 2004 book high on my list of reliable reads. anyone who thinks a novel by Sir Walter Scott is a reliable source of information on monastic brewing in the 13th century is a worry to me.

Alan -

Well, I think to be fair there is a layering of the contemporary perceptions of beer in his work which is something I enjoy. There are lots of references to verse, for example. He likes exclamation marks, too. Also, with all due respect, no one else approaches the topic at the scale he does.