Beers To Drink While Reading Books.

In a two-part posting at Amazon this week (three parts, actually, if you click on the link at the end of part two), Jeff VanderMeer, who seems to know something about good beer, writes about book-and-beer pairings based upon asking a passel of writers to suggest which brews would be ideal sipping while reading their latest works.

It’s a concept near and dear to my heart as books and beer consume a large portion of my recreational time. And the answers are, as you might expect, wildly diverse and involve a whole slew of the Usual Suspects among both crafts and not-crafts (a better term than “mainstream,” I think and one I’ll try to remember to use going forward).

Only one Delaware Valley beer is mentioned, although someone in the Comments section did also mention Dogfish Head generally without naming any specific beer. The chosen one is probably not the beer or brewery anyone would guess:

Ekaterina Sedia (The Secret History of Moscow) suggests “Flying Fish Indian Pale Ale. It looks so golden and welcoming and safe, but you take a sip and it assaults you with its unexpected hoppy bitterness.”

I’m sure that this has something to do with Casey Hughes and his mystical power to warp reality, though I can’t for the life of me figure out what.

It’s a fun read.

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