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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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Ed -

I agree beer should list its ingredients. Having said that, there's nothing wrong with using hydrochloric acid to treat your brewing liquor. I did it all the time in the last production brewery I was at, and it helped me make better beer.

Alan -

I am sure you did and with good reason. I expect you also did not (1) insist that you did not (2) present a list of four or five ingredients and insist that is all you used or (3) go on an absurd rant about neo-prohibitionists or other non-existent phantoms lurking outside the fastened window sill on the dark and stormy night. The proper response to this sort of inquiry is just the full plain unadorned answer.