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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 -

That's an interesting thought, but actually not related to the point I was making. One can always spin off on interesting (sometimes superior) tangents, but they are tangents.

It's why we are not having a disagreement. We're having separate conversations.

Alan -

It is related, of course, as you have promised appreciation of styles is meaningful. I disagree but I am placing it in another context. Different degrees of abstraction always cause this. It is not just your point and you are free to not include it in your discussion if it is not helpful to go there.

Pivní Filosof -

So what do you do? Do you envy the man on the dot or William Blake?

Go get a beer, of course. A good one that is easily available in my where and when, and it will be better than all the others that aren't part of that where and when.

Alan -

We really are all Svejk aren't we.

Alan -

Maybe I was unkind to 1D man. Maybe we can revert to him, return to our inner Svejk through beer. But the more we more into the other dimensions, it may become harder. Unless 5D is actually a form of 1D in a way.

Craig -

Why do I feel like someone should be quoting Dennis Hopper from Apocalypse Now?

Jeff Alworth -

I think it IS an interesting point you make, but it does seem perpendicular to the one I was trying to make. They intersect, but they are different. In any case, when a post inspires another, I consider it a success.

By the by, we seem to be commenting here. Spam back under control?

Alan -

It comes in waves now. I leave the comments open for a few recent posts and if the Daleks attack I switch to monitoring for as long as I cen stand it. I have to delete a mass of spam as that is happening.

Perpendicular is a very good way to put it. I am not sure how much mixing there is and I am still wary of how alcohol plays a role creating habits of perception in all of this. It's like beer wishes and draws you into thinking there is more to beer. I now like 1D man a lot.

Jeff Alworth -

Ain't nuthin wrong with him. Most of the people I know are 1D men (and women). Their minds are freer for other thoughts.

Alan -

I do think I best enjoy any beer when I am able to set aside any knowledge I may have. When gueuze gargling, for example.