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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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Bailey -

What we found (and are still finding) is that every library or archive trip, and every additional interview or newspaper clipping, brings the subject into clearer focus. It's a glorious feeling when you open a box or turn a page and -- BINGO! There's the very thing you've been looking for.

Jordan St.John -

One of the problems we've been having is that we know which breweries existed when. No problem. We don't necessarily know what they brewed at those breweries.

We discovered a style of beer that we don't know how to define and at least two separate examples of beer being promoted as snake oil to get around temperance crusaders. I'm not going to talk about those until I understand the ingredients better.

Alan -

Mmmm.... snake oil...

Martyn Cornell -

But was it CRAFT snake oil?

Martyn Cornell -

Bailey: what I find is that it often takes swallowing a great deal of info, and letting it digest, before enlightenment suddenly appears maybe months, sometimes even years later.

Alan -

Which is the problem with deadlines.