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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer

I’ve been traveling lately, so it’s good to get back home. But it’s hot at home. Summer is in full swing, the solstice is here, and so the last few days have been spent hiding from the sun with the fans on and the lights off, in a semi-successful attempt to keep cool.

Book Pairings for Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer

Pairings recommended for those with a bit of allegorical planet-hopping in mind. On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux…

Copper Moon Summer Pale Ale

I’m on the road this week, driving to Seattle for the 2012 Locus Awards. I’m also taking my niece and nephew to a Giants/Mariners game while I’m in town. Should be a whole lot of fun. Night Shade have a couple of horses in the Locus Awards race, notably first novels God’s War from Kameron Hurley and Soft Apocalypse from Will McIntosh, and the outstanding (if I do say so myself) anthology, Eclipse Four, edited by Jonathan Strahan.

Book Pairings for Copper Moon Summer Pale Ale

Recommended Literary Pairings, including three Locus Award nominees and one book I simply enjoyed the hell out of:

Back in Black

Black. The most achromatic of colors. Black is the color of objects that refuse to reflect light in the visual spectrum (or, if you’re a Nina Simone fan, “the color of my true Love’s hair”). The word black comes from the Old English “blæc” (meaning “black, dark”, or “ink”).

Book Pairings for Back in Black

The smokey, bitter flavors put me in mind of literary noir, so here are a few recommended pairings:

Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale

Feet. Amazing things, aren’t they? They’re a ticklish subject, and it’s true we walk all over them, but without our feet, without those seven tarsal bones, five metatarsals, and fourteen phalanges (not to mention the tiny sesamoid bone in the big toe), we wouldn’t have a leg to stand on.

Book Pairings for Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale

Enjoy your Adult Beverages with some high-quality reading? Here are a few suggested literary pairings: