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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."


JK -

"Some of the large industrial beers don't use any malted barley at all. Just corn and rice. ..."

US TTB regulations mandate that any beer (more broadly, any "malt beverage" - using their legal terminology) must contain:

"malted barley comprising not less than 25% by weight of the total weight of fermentable ingredients."

And most secondary sources discussing the "large industrial beers" (in the US, that's pretty much the products of AB and MC) claim that even the most adjunct heavy beers are still typically at least 50% malt.

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