Pub Date #13

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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.

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For this round of Pub Date it is all about Patriotic America. With July 4th being tomorrow it seems very fitting. Honestly it took me no time in figuring out what beer to pick but the book, that was a little harder, until I started reading it that is.

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The Beer
Sam Adams Porch Rocker: Does any beer company scream America more than Samuel Adams? I think not. The brewery is around the corner from my house (no, I have never been), and they only brew this one seasonally and as a limited release. It is similar to a shandy but not as lemony. It has a crisp, clean taste and has a 4.5% ABV. If you like Sam Summer, you will like this one.

Other beer suggestions: Shocktop Lemon Shandy, Brooklyn Summer, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy Variety Pack (the Ginger is AMAZING, as is the grapefruit)

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The Book
Come Back to Me by Mila Gray: I just recently started this book and knew it was perfect for the theme. It is about a Marine on leave that falls for his best friend’s sister even though he shouldn’t. Eventually he has to return to active duty which complicates things. I’m only a little ways in but I love it. I was lucky enough to get a copy as a gift, but you will be able to buy it in the US in December.

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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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**Drink Responsibly!

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Pub Date #2

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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.

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I had a harder time with this month’s theme for Pub Date, Back to School. When I first read it I immeditaley thought an apple beer would be perfect. I personally have had a few that I love and thought, ‘awesome, I’ll get one of those and BAM, done’. It didn’t really work that way. I went to three, yes THREE, different liquor stores only to not be able to find an apple beer. And then I started to think about it. Really back to school is more than apple. It is wanting to hold on to summer for as long as you can. Here in Boston schools mostly go back after Labor Day weekend. Kids from elementary school to high school to college try to hold on to that last bit of summer before being forced back into  the real world. So on the Friday before Labor Day weekend I give you my “Back to School” Book and Beer pairing.

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The Beer
I decided to go with my new favorite beer of the summer, Hell or High Watermelon put out by 21st Amendment Brewery in San Fransisco. I found this beer around the 4th of July weekend at a local bar. Having had a watermelon beer before at Hingham Beer Works and not having been a fan I was skeptical of it. But I tried a taste of it and I fell in love. Like most beers the draft version had a more watermelon taste and I would say is more enjoyable than the can, but I still really liked the can. Hell or High Watermelon is a wheat ale so if you don’t like that you post likely won’t enjoy this beer. But I didn’t find it too over powering. And the alcohol content is under 5% so that also isn’t too bad. Honestly the saddest part about Hell or High Watermelon; it is only available from April to Setpember. I already can’t find more in the stores. Sigh. Other summer beers I love: Shocktop Lemon Shandy and Leinenkugel Summer Shandy

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The Book(s)
Duh. Nothing says back to school to me more than Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins that all basically start right when school is about to start up again and where school plays a huge part in the story. There was no way in Hell (or High Watermelon) that I would not have used these three for my pairing. You know I love them, I have told you a million time, and if you still haven’t read them we can no longer be friends. Okay, okay, we can be friends, but things may be strained. Basically…GO READ THEM. 🙂

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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.

*banner by Estelle’s sister
**Drink Responsibly!

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