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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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Jeff Alworth -

When did (will) craft beer jump the shark? That would be a good Session topic.

(I'd say it regularly jumps the shark and recalibrates. When Pyramid made Imperial Hefeweizen a few years back, I was definitely looking down into a pool of great white teeth.)

Alan -

It might actually be an actual Session question. But I think it's as you say, the self restoring cyber bot. I keep thinking Dogfish Head cheese is going to kill it singlehandedly myself.

Stan Hieronymus -

Why has no one mentioned this?

It got pretty good play about a month ago. Here's one example.

Alan -

To me, Stan. To me.

mike -

I picked up 6 packs of Ithaca Cascazilla at the Walmart in Liverpool NY for $5.99.. Can't beat that!

Alan -

Wow! Now that's the sort of detail consumers need to know. How many good brews were on the shelf?

Alan -

Interesting Walmart confessionals amongst the BAers.

Mike -

They didn't have much craft actually.. I saw Ithaca Cascazilla and the Apricot Wheat for 5.99. They had Sam Adams mixed seasonal 12 packs for 12.99. Also some Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 6 packs for 8.99. Still worth a look for the Ithaca though, maybe other locations have the Flower Power etc. for a similar price

Alan -

I ♥ Ethan, rejector of bulk craft status!

Nitch -

I put my flag with Ethan. Wal-mart could put Samuel Adams Utopias on a by one get one and I'd still not set foot in that commercial chain. Beer culture isn't just about the beer. (anymore)

Alan -

Sounds like you elected yourself King of Beer Culture! Think you forgot the "for me" in that comment.