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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 -

'If cars or computer games or gardening for that matter came with a buzz would car fans or gaming geeks or guerrilla gardeners lock step in this way?'

Indie games are a thing, and they're welcomed by a certain section of the market as an antidote to bloated, boring corporate products.

Alan -

Yes, so is suburban gardening like on my front lawn but I would consider anyone who twisted basic language related to edible landscapes to be a nut job. And that would be the case even if my beets and beans gave a buzz.

Alan -

Oh dear. It has come to this.

beerbrarian -

" If cars or computer games or gardening for that matter came with a buzz would car fans or gaming geeks or guerrilla gardeners lock step in this way?"

Yes, they would. See Apple.

Alan -

So you equate use of an iPhone to mild intoxication from alcohol. Hmm... what is the over the limit level? Answer: can't drive and text. So maybe that is a good analogy.

beerbrarian -

"When you check your information, when you get a buzz in your pocket, when you get a ring — you get what they call a dopamine squirt. You get a little rush of adrenaline," http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129384107

Alan -

So there is an actual buzz that joins together the iNerd brigade.

Pivní Filosof -

Some people will stand in line for hours to buy the latest I-whatever or get boners every time the see a "leaked" image of that gadget. Replace that with the name of some beers and you'll see the analogy

Alan -

I think it is interesting that dopamine and alcohol interact.