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Author Archives: Ross E. Lockhart

Moylander Double IPA

Biscuits & grapefruit on nose, citrus & pine resin on tongue, dry bitter finish.

Imperial Tanilla

Keep your eyes open for Imperial Tanilla, the Big Kahuna of smoky vanilla porters. Full review to come.

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:

Hazelnut Brown Nectar

The one thing I love more than a good beer recommendation? A good beer recommendation I can actually find. So when Constance Ann Fitzgerald, author of Trashland A Go-Go and fellow Petaluma resident, told me that I not only needed to try Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar, but that they had it at Wilibees, I headed right over to pick up a bomber.

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.