I’m a masochist. 

Kind of. 

I’m about to re embark on an 1,100 page journey that is…

Well maybe not that exact IT but I’m sure you’re picking up what I’m putting down. 

I was doing adult things and listening to a podcast in which a gentleman reads every Stephen King book in chronological order and does a weekly review. After his three part IT review, I got all the feels and knew I had to read IT again. The book IT, not the lovely two letter pronoun, they’ve been getting confused for years. Wouldn’t that suck?!, to be a lovely little pronoun and always have people think you’re a maniacal killer clown that eats children, but I digress. 

I can be a bit lackadaisical in my reading but I have set an end date and that is that. How’d I come up with this end date???

Beer, of course. 

Doesn’t beer solve every problem??

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Long. Ass. Book. 

I sometimes make decisions that I look back on and think, “Why the fuck did I do that?”

As I’m on page 1213 of 1320 of Stephen King’s The Stand, I daily echo my own previous sentiment. This will be the longest book I’ve read to date and I’ll be pretty pumped to finish it. Once it’s done I’ll do a big “Yippee!!” and I’ll be on to the next Nicholas Sparks masterpiece, but I have to say, there’s nothing like a book and a beer…or two…

Or 3…

But who’s counting.

Right?!

Book and a beer? Pipe and a crèpe?

If you haven’t noticed, I like to do things in a not so average way, but sometimes you just say fuck it and do things well, average. 

That long ass segue leads me to my next beer pairing that is as old as time itself, books and beer. I have to say that there is few better feelings than reading a great book while sipping on some frothy goodness. I present to you, ladies and gentleman of the jury, exhibit A 


Apparently this is the first book of about 10,000 in the Jack Reacher series and I couldn’t be happier. 

What is the Capital B, Bob…

Beer starts with a B. Books starts with a B. What do they have in common?! Well, the letter “B” of course, but they are two things that I love individually, as well as together. 

Exhibit A: one of my favorite authors (Stephen King) and one of my favorite breweries (Sweetwater). I suggest you try both, preferably at the same time. 

#americaday

Centipedes, Westbrook, and Pairings. Oh my!

Beer pairings, schmeer bairings, am I right?! You’ll always see your run of the mill food and beer pairings but a not so average beer blog must have some not so average beer pairings. What do I like to do while watching horror movies? Drink beer. What do I like to do while reading graphic novels or listening to a Talk is Jericho Podcast? Drink beer. What do I like to do…well you get the point. Here are some beer pairings that I can get down with, no food required. 

  • Destihl Brewing Saint Dekkera Sour Ale (4/5) with True Norwegian Black Metal BookWestbrook Brewing Grand-Mère (3.75/5) with a Human Centipede Double FeatureStone Brewing Self Righteous Black IPA (4/5) with Enter Night, A Metallica BiographyWho’s watching? I’m glad you asked. Stone Citrusy Wit (3.5/5) with Watchmen