Perfect Books for Your Brewery Crawl!

In summer there's nothing better than relaxing with a refreshing brew and a cool book, so in honor of the Queens Beer Festival on July 28th booksellers James, Kyle, and Nicola paired a few new releases with some of our favorite beers from Queens breweries!  Make sure you stop by Book Culture LIC on your way back from the bars to pick up some of these titles!

 

Calypso

By David Sedaris

Pair with: Lil' Roasty Summer Stout, Fifth Hammer Brewing, Long Island City

A summer stout may sound like a contradiction, but so does a collection of essays about family trauma that makes you laugh out loud.  In Calypso, David Sedaris takes us to his family's beach home, tackling heavy issues with his signature light humor, just like Fifth Hammer Brewing turns the idea of a stout on its head with a little touch of summer.

 

 

Less

By Andrew Sean Greer

Pair with: Sunday Fieldtrips, Finback, Queens

Arthur Less could use a beer, or five.  Follow this anxious blond writer as he takes his own fieldtrip around the world, taking project after project to avoid his problems at home -- a blond-colored saison from with a world of flavors from Finback is the perfect travel buddy!

 

Fire Sermon

By Jamie Quatro

Pair with: Jalapeno Rye, Big aLICe Brewing, Long Island City

It only makes sense to pair fire with heat, and this pairing has both. Big Alice's Jalapeno Rye and Quatro's Fire Sermon both have just the kind of spark to keep you coming back for more.

 

 

 

Sour Heart 

by Jenny Zhang

Pair with: Peach Raspberry Sour, Big aLICe Brewing, Long Island City

A Peach Raspberry Sour from Big Alice's will pair perfectly with Jenny Zhang's Sour Heart, which is bitterly funny, sharply observed, and totally original. A real summer treat. 

 

 

The Monk of Mokha

By Dave Eggers

Pair with: Nitro Black Gold, Rockaway Brewing Co, Long Island City

In his newest nonfiction novel Eggers takes us into the world of coffee, and there's nothing better to pair an international coffee story with than an espresso Irish stout.

 

 

 

Circe

By Madeline Miller

Pair with: Softly Spoken Magic Spells IIPA, Singlecut Beersmiths, Astoria

Aspire to have a spooky summer with sea witches that capture boatmen and beers that capture taste buds.  Madeline Miller's exploration of the Odyssey's most powerful sorceress is a perfect match for Singlecut's double IPA with tropical and citrus notes that craft a spell themselves.

 

The Overstory 

By Richard Powers

Pair with: Credible Conspiracy, Fifth Hammer Brewing, Long Island City

Fifth Hammer Brewing Co's "Credible Conspiracy" beer is described as "elegant," having charred Oak spirals in it for a richer flavor. Similarly, Powers' sweeping The Overstory is elegant, rich, and full of trees! Enjoy both slowly, there's a lot of subtleties to pick up on.

 

 

Manhattan Beach

By Jennifer Egan

Pair with: Da Beach, Rockaway Brewing Co, Long Island City

Isn't it obvious?

 

 

 

 

 

Calypso Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

Fire Sermon Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780802127044
Availability: Not in Stock - Available for special order
Published: Grove Press - January 9th, 2018

Sour Heart: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399589409
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Published: Lenny - May 1st, 2018

The Monk of Mokha Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101947319
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Published: Knopf - January 30th, 2018

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CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

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The Overstory Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Manhattan Beach: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716749
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Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018