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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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Pivní Filosof -

Well, there are a few pubs here in Prague that fit much of that description

Ethan -

Gotta say, I think bars without TVs are the best. The ubiquity of the glowing rectangle is a downside to technological advances. Of course, some bars really are third spaces for sports fans, and I agree that keeping the sound off is helpful... But I do prefer low music and eye contact.

Craig -

I prefer pubs with as few people in them as possible. A few friends, maybe a regular or two, and the bartender.

Alan -

Are you guys all hipsters but you never told me? I want loud singing and glass slamming on thick tables. Folk songs with your folk. Seafood. The kind that usually sits well. A steak special that is more about the price and good beer on for cheap by the pitcher. Near a wharf when you need some fresh salt air.

Ethan -

retro-neo-post-hipster, Alan; get it straight. Hipsters are so January, and I've already gone from a monocle to bifocals, thank you very much.

Craig -

I'm all for boister-ism, to include said singing and glass slamming—and bring on the TV, too. I just don't need wall to wall people and the bass slamin'.