Posted by League Commissioner on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
This week we posted an article on our blog pairing books and beers. Dogfish Head's brewmaster Sam Calagione was kind enough to give some suggestions, and we asked around the web for suggestions. We're pleased to tell you about three of our favorite pairings, and we're awarding each of the three suggesters a free Novel-T:
#1: Posted by Jeff Stern
Fullsteam’s Carver Sweet Potato Lager with Raymond Carver’s short fiction, Abita Turbo Dog with John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King and Rogue Dead Guy with Doug Dorst’s Alive in Necropolis.
I went for actual style/feel pairings rather than strictly going for the best pun.
#2: Posted and Tweeted by Va_YetiFan (@RVABrewspaper) @dogfishbeer @Novel_Tshirts Hunter Thompson's The Rum Diary & @AveryBrewingCo Rumpkin. Both get weird and seductive.
#3 Tweeted by Jay Paul Daly (@sub3marathon)
How about Bell's Two Hearted and Poe's A Tell Tale Heart? @Novel_Tshirts: beer/book pairings prizes for gr8 answersbit.ly/tm0Rp0
Winners should send us an email at info(AT)novel-t.com and we'll be pleased to reward you with your prize!
Posted by League Commissioner on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Novel-T is in Miami, Florida for the weekend for the Miami Book Fair, one of our favorite events of the year. For a couple kids from New York, it's hard to beat the chance to shoot down to the sunny climes of South Florida to talk books for a few days.
It's also a good chance for us to talk about one of the newest additions to the Novel-T league, Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston was a great student of the culture and history of Florida, both of which she brought to bear in her most widely-read novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. In fact, she once wrote that, “I’ve got the map of Florida on my tongue.”
Novel-T's Zora Neale Hurston t-shirt features the iconic blooming pear tree on the front.
Posted by League Commissioner on November 12, 2011 0 Comments
Novel-T is crazy about Walt Whitman. We're so crazy for Whitman, in fact, that we offer two Walt Whitman t-shirts: our standard Walt Whitman jersey and our Walt's With Me special edition tee shirt.
Whitman is taught less and less in high schools, so fewer readers are encountering him these days. If you don't know where to start, consider "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" and "Song of Myself." No matter how many times we've done it, reading those poems always puts us in a good mood.
We're also put in a good mood when we discover other folks that are ecstatic about Walt Whitman. Memorably, about a year ago we were tuned in to the first episode of the Discovery Channel's "Brewmasters" show and were delighted to see Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione sporting a Whitman jersey. Cheers, Sam. And cheers to you, too, Walt!
Posted by League Commissioner on September 22, 2011 0 Comments
Novel-T is proud to announce that to celebrate our second birthday, our special edition "Walt's With Me" Walt Whitman t-shirt is now on sale.
Printed on an American Apparel tri-blend jersey, our Walt's With Me shirt is so comfortable you won't want to take it off at the end of the day. And we think Walt, of all people, would be cool with the idea of dancing the night away with you in your dreams.