Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Seven Beers for Seven Books

Brewer Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head published an interesting beers-and-books pairing on the Huffington Post. sam-calagione/beers-and-books

1. 'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville with a Leviathan Series Baltic Porter from Harpoon Brewery

2. 'The Encyclopedia of Herbs' by Thomas DeBaggio with Saison du Buff

3. 'The Book of Genesis' as Illustrated by R. Crumb with Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barley

4. 'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov with a Belgian White Beer or German Hefe

5. 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley with Samuel Adams Utopias

6. 'The Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad with Heart of Darkness Stout from Murray's Brewery

7. 'The Call of the Wild' by Jack London with Cantillon Kriek

Can you think of any other natural beer and book pairings? This is going to be a lot of fun!

Here is a sampling of what my creative and literate BeerPals come up with on this topic! 

1. Magic Hat Wacko - Alice in Wonderland (farginbastige6)

2. Two Brothers Cane and Ebel with East of Eden (Cottrell)

3. Cantillon Vigneronne with Grapes of Wrath (Cottrell)

4. East End Kvass with The Idiot, The Brothers Karamov, or Anna Karenina (Cottrell)

5. Flying Monkey Amber Ale - The Wizard of Oz (bluesandbarbq)

6. Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (bluesandbarbq)

7. Fantome Strange Ghost – Hamlet (bluesandbarbq)

8. Lonerider Peacemaker Pale Ale - Lonesome Dove (bluesandbarbq)

9. Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Charlie, Fred & Kens Lager - The Three Musketeers (bluesandbarbq)

10. Bonfire Burning Brand Bitter - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (farginbastige6)

11. John Harvards Steamin Demon and The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (FoamDome)

12. AleSmith Speedway Stout and Yesteryear at the Uniontown Speedway by Marci Lynn McGuinness (FoamDome)

13. Ceredigion Barcud Coch (Red Kite) and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (FoamDome)

14. Achilles Serafijn Christmas Angel and The Christmas Angel by Thomas Kinkaide (gag!) (FoamDome)

15. Milwaukee’s Best and The Shadow God, by Aaron Rayburn, voted The Worst Book Ever Written (FoamDome)

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