Many people host parties this season, and I love when I can add a bit of literary flair to those events. Bringing bookish beverages to gatherings or giving them as gifts is one way to make that happen. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing just a few of the drinks that reference literature in one way or another, and today I’m beginning the series by highlighting several bookish beers.
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The Little Prince Farmhouse Table Beer, Jester King Craft Brewery – This blonde beer with fruity hints of apple, citrus, and pear takes its name from aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince.
Game of Thrones series, Ommegang Brewery – Ommegang brewery has dedicated an entire series of beer to themes from Game of Thrones. Options include beers such as Iron Throne, Fire and Blood, Seven Kingdoms, Three-Eyed Raven, and Valar Morghulis among others. These are great drink options for lovers of A Song of Ice and Fire.
Mad Hatter IPA, New Holland Brewing – This hoppy, citrus beer is themed around Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Odysseus IPA, Deschutes Brewery – Based off of Homer’s great Greek epic The Odyssey, this is a very lemony IPA.
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, Rogue Ales – And who can ignore Shakespeare? This oatmeal stout has hints of coffee and chocolate and leaves a nice bitterness on the tongue.
Tart of Darkness, The Bruery – The Bruery is known for its play on words, and this beer references The Heart of Darkness. This is a dark red brew with hints of cherry and balsamic vinegar.
Ebenezer Ale, Bridgeport Brewing – And last but not least, this dark, nutty brew references Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and is a very seasonally appropriate beer.
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I hope that you enjoy exploring these! If you know of any other great bookish beers, please share them. I’m a sucker for good theming. And if you are interested in seeing more gift ideas, explore my posts on bookish presents.
(And have no fear: none of these are sponsored. I just think they’re fun.)