While no bookworm is opposed to sitting and reading with tea, coffee, or water by their side, occasionally we want something a little bit stronger. Turns out, there’s quite a few beers that go well with good books.
1. It by Stephen King
Pair with any beer from Clown Shoes, of course. And don’t forget to enjoy the brewery’s fun-loving labels while you’re drinking the beer.
2. Watership Down by Richard Adams
Pair with a Hoppy Ending Pale Ale from Palo Alto Brewing. Take a sip and appreciate the fact that the beer’s punny name works on two levels when you’re reading this rabbit-focused book.
3. The Jack Taylor Series by Ken Bruen
You’d think it’d be Guinness, but you’d be wrong. Nope, instead this pairing is Smiling Irish Bastard by Geaghan Brothers Brewing. Drunken Irishman Jack Taylor would crack a smile at the name, methinks.
4. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
When you’re slogging through this tome, have your pick of any of Harpoon Brewery’s selection of beers.
5. Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy
To keep you calm during the suspense of this thriller, try Torpedo Extra IPA. Or drink it to make Tom Clancy less of a drag to read. Whatever side you take on Clancy, it’s a good beer.
6. Matilda by Roald Dahl
Not that you need a drink to make the Roald Dahl classic any better, but if you want to enjoy a brew while revisiting an old favorite, try out the aptly named Matilda from Goose Island Beer Company.
7. Miss Marple Series by Agatha Christie
While you’re solving crimes along with your favorite classic sleuths, you don’t have to be sipping sherry or bourbon. Instead, try one of the beers from Mystery Brewing Company.
8. The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
9. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Life for Francie Nolan is complicated enough, so don’t make your beverage choice more complicated than it should be. Head straight for a beer from Brooklyn Brewery to accompany your read.
10. Crime and Punishment by Fyodr Dostoevsky
Skip the beer. Head for the vodka.
Happy drinking, and as always, happy reading!
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