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.