A Brief Blog Profile: Brews and Books
by Thomas Hynes
For better or worse, writing and alcohol have always gone hand in hand. For examples of this, just look to Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, and just about a few dozen other authors throughout the ages who have used the social lubricant to release their inner monologues to paper. So it should come as no surprise to stumble upon a blog like Brews and Books. And while it's not clear whether or not this advocates for drinking and writing, its mission does clearly state that one should "read great books" and "drink great beers." Hey, no argument here.
The blog is written by Josh Christie. He is in his 20s and believes life is best when there's a good book in one hand and a good beer in the other. And, again, I don't disagree. On the book hand, you can read about which books are on his "can't wait" to read list. The list pivots from cookbooks to fiction to an account of Obama's relationship with the Supreme Court. Oh, and not surprisingly, you'll also read about beer, like this review of the Atlantic Brewing Company.
One easy similarity to observe between Brews and Books is that both are awesome. But there's more than that. Both also require attention, care and craftsmanship to come out great.