This article originally appeared as part of the story One for the Books in the May 2019 issue.
We’ve all seen suggested beer and food pairings, but how about beer and books? Check out these suggestions from Cream & Amber owners Katie Terhune and Kacey Hruby Wyttenhove and pair a sip with your next story.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay with Fair State Raspberry Roselle
Roxane Gay writes with a level of honesty that makes this book a fun read in spite of its sometimes serious themes. Fair State’s Raspberry Roselle is also a great mix of incredibly well-made beer with a little fun added in.
Locally Laid by Lucie Amundsen with Bent Paddle ESB
Experience an up-close look at starting a chicken farm in northern Minnesota along with one of Duluth’s finest beers: an ESB from Bent Paddle Brewing.
Naturally Tan by Tan France with Summit Saga IPA
Tan France, from Netflix’s Queer Eye, is extremely authentic, down-to-earth, warm and funny. Enjoy his new memoir (out this month) with a classic IPA from Summit, a brewery we feel matches Tan’s authentic spirit.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James with Surly Fiery Hell
Sometimes your tastebuds need an epic adventure, so we suggest enjoying a Surly Fiery Hell with the new fantasy epic by Minnesota author Marlon James.
I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson with Modist False Pattern
Sometimes life gets a little hazy. Enjoy a hazy pale ale from Modist as you share in Abbi Jacobson’s search for clarity while on a cross-country road trip.
My Own Devices by Dessa with Fair State/Modern Times Spirit Foul
Dessa writes a lot about science in her book of essays from on the road. You can’t make good beer without doing the science part well, especially in this super tasty, hazy IPA.