It’s summer, y’all, and that means relief from the heat with an ice cold brew. Whether you choose to make your own or doctor up your cozy with some gold sparkle, beer is the taste of summer. You’ve heard of a burger and a beer, but what about a book and a beer? This new Tumblr feed has us craving the weekend even more than usual. The concept couldn’t be simpler: just folks submitting pictures of their current reads alongside their favorite sips. We’re sharing a few of our favorite pairings.
Missoula and Copper John Scotch Ale: The book, whose subtitle is “Rape and the Justice System in a College Town,” is some seriously heavy reading on an extremely important topic. The beer, also based in Montana, is not quite as deep, but still very engrossing with its smoked, caramel flavor.
Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale: We’d like to know who this person is! The juxtaposition of the supremely British storyline at the beginning of the 20th century against the all-American Kentucky ale, which is relatively new (founded in 2006), is fascinating.
Food: A Love Story and Ommegang Glimmerglass Ale: This light, breezy humor book from comedian Jim Gaffigan is a great complement to this limited-edition, hard-to-find summer brew from Cooperstown, N.Y. brewery Ommegang.
The Girls from Corona del Mar and Hell or Highwatermelon Wheat Beer: These are both really good choices for a solid summer. The book is an incredible read about youth and friendship, and the beer withstands a second fermentation in a watermelon. Yes, you read that right!
If you want to submit your own to the Tumblr, you can do so here. Happy (responsible) drinking and reading, everybody!
What’s on your table? Tell us in the comments!