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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 -

You deserve some kind of reward for being the first North American beer blogger to organically use Cyrillic in a post.

Joel -

Or maybe it was a junk argument from the beginning. Drink what you like and forget the labels.

Ed -

Good to see even the Brewers' Association thinks craft vs crafty is nonsense.

The Professor -

I agree with both Ed and Joel...the 'craft vs. crafty' argument is nonsense and always has been.

I feel validated...I've been expressing this very view for at least a decade (more, actually). And I am a big fan of 'craft' beer despite the fact that I find the label meaningless, especially nowadays (it is, after all, little more than a marketing term).

Quite frankly, I think that some 'craft' brewers are fooling the public just as much as the big brewers have so often (and sometimes unjustly) been accused of doing.