Today is my turn to contribute to the fabulous feature, the brain child of Brittany at The Book Addict’s Guide, where myself, Brittany, Estelle at Rather Be Reading and Maggie at Just a Couple More Pages are paring books and beer. Pretty perfect for a bunch of beer and book lovers if you ask me.
I’m not a huge fan of the “winter” beers. I think it is mostly because I hate winter. But with the topic of this month being winter I had to suck it up and try some stuff. Last week Estelle mentioned a beer that I thought would be my choice for the week. I went out, bought a six pack and was good to go and get my try on. But that same night I went out with a few friends and saw a beer on the holiday drink menu and on a whim ordered it. Guys…I now have a winter beer I love!
Cranberry Ginger Shandy by Leinenkugel. It’s good guys! Really good! It is a wheat beer which I have become very found of, with cranberry and a hint of ginger. I know when you hear ginger you think it could be over powering, but it isn’t. It is delicate and really the cranberry is the star of the beer. I find them to be a tad sweet which I like and the go down easy with a 4.2% ABV. They are available from November through February and they are included in the Winter sampler pack or you can buy a case on your own (spoiler, I bought a case!) A beer I would definitely recommend to get through dreary, cold, winter months. Other winter beer suggestions: Harpoon UFO Gingerland, Sam Adams White Christmas
Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne. I love this book so much. It was just fun and cute and a quick read. It had snow and romance and misunderstandings. It is the kind of book you want to curl up with by a fire with a warm cup of hot chocolate. It is 100% a Winter book and one of my favorites of Rachel Hawthorne’s. Definitely recommend it.
And there you have my Pub Date. I will be hosting this lovely feature every few weeks and would love for you to stop by and share a pint with me…or at least tell me what you are currently enjoying. Make sure you follow along with Brittany, Estelle and Maggie too. You never know when you will find your new favorite beer.
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