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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."


Dan -

I'm loving your site so far. Lots of great discussion and thoughts on beer that you can't find anywhere else. Keep up the good work!

Lars Marius Garshol -

Thank you for the link and the praise. That video is not by me, though. It was made by Roger Sevrin Bruland. I wasn't even present!

I totally agree that unsmoked, pale malts were known long, long before the industrial revolution. Sun-dried malts very likely go back all the way to the very beginning. And I've seen photos of malt-drying ovens from south-western Norway dated to 400-500 AD. From the design you see that they would not have smoked the malts.

Alan -

Our forefathers were not stupid! They knew that the best beer was worth making. Sorry about the over praise. I will correct.

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