Books & Beer Club

Books and Beer Club 2 Go – Episode 1

Welcome to the Books and Beer Club podcast!

If you like books and beer, or either, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll discuss what we’re reading and what we’re drinking. And if you listen to books, or don’t drink beer – You’re welcome to join us too! The more the merrier!

This is our first real episode since Episode 0 was basically an introduction.

The Beer

Shiner S'more Brown Ale

Shiner S’moreSpoetzl Brewery , Shiner TX
This is a seasonal brown ale inspired by the traditional campfire treat.

Satisfy your beer tooth – Inspired by our favorite campfire treat, this limited-time, seasonal release is made with dark, roasted malts that serve up notes of cinnamon and caramel, backed by subtle hints of graham cracker and vanilla. It’s a full-bodied, slightly sweet brew that’s sure to make you one happy camper

The Book

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I Was Told There’d be Cake – Sloane Crosley
I choose this as a change of pace from Sci-fi/Fantasy and books on writing.
It’s a collection of 15 essays. The way the author uses language is lovely. Unfortunately, the organization and form of the essays, not so much. They tend to be wandering and rambling, and many have no point.
I only kept reading because of the use of language. I cannot really recommend this book unless you want to read it purely for the author’s voice and the way she uses words. I will probably give this one away or take it to Half Price Books.

The Beer, again

3.75-4 out of 5 stars. Definite dark chocolate and marshmallow notes. The vanilla, cinnamon, and graham cracker notes are there, but much less obvious. Sweet in an almost sticky, marshmallow way so it might not be to everyone’s taste.

If you’d like to track the beers you try, check out Untappd.

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  • Leave a review on your favorite podcast provider
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The music used in this episode is “Kitty In the Window” from the Said Lion to Lamb album by Podington Bear and obtained from the Free Music Archive.


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Episode 0 books and beer

Books and Beer Club 2 Go – Episode 0

Welcome to the Books and Beer Club podcast!

If you like books and beer, or either, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll discuss what we’re reading and what we’re drinking. And if you listen to books, or don’t drink beer – You’re welcome to join us too! The more the merrier!

Apologies up front for the sound quality and format – It’s going to take a few episodes to get into the swing of things and figure out what works best for everyone!

Curious about the format, the host, or the plan? Thought you might be! So let’s talk!

Who and Why?

Your host – Jenn – an introvert, avid reader, writer, and beer fan, though not expert
Why – I love stories and beer. When I’m too shy to talk about anything else, I’ll spend hours talking about both of these subjects!

The Plan- Weekly episodes

  • Basic/Default – Introduce the beer I’m drinking, discuss the book I’m reading or have finished, discuss and rate the beer.
  • Chat – the basic format but with another book or beer fan – I can probably manage a few of these.
  • Interview – the basic format but instead of what book I’m reading, an interview with a brewer or author – I hope I get some guests to come on the podcast

The Beer

So let’s get this underway! This is what I’m drinking. It’s a special beer for a special occasion. Firestone Walker 22 Anniversary Ale

  • This is blended beer with an ABV of 12.7% that combines the 2018 vintages of the following:
    • Stickee Monkee (Central Coastal Quad)
    • Parabola (Russian Imperial Stout)
    • Bravo (Imperial Brown Ale)
    • Rum Barrel Helldorado (Blonde Barleywine)
    • Gin Barrel Helldorado (Blonde Barleywine)

The Books

Since this is the introductory podcast, I haven’t started or finished any books yet. What am I planning on reading?

  • From Unseen Fire by Cass Morris
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  • I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
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  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
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The Beer, again

So what do I think about this beer?
You can find more information about the brewery at Firestone Walker Brewing Company

If you’d like to track the beers you try, check out Untappd.

Where can you find or contact us?

Support the Podcast

  • Leave a review on your favorite podcast provider
  • Donate to the books and beer fund on Ko-fi

Until next time, Turn the page and lift a glass! Cheers!

Administrative Details

The music used in this episode is “Kitty In the Window” from the Said Lion to Lamb album by Podington Bear and obtained from the Free Music Archive.


Creative Commons License

This podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.