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Pairing Books and Beer: a Special Guest-Post of Novels 'n' Bottles by Sam Calagione

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Yesterday we posted about sharing a page of New York magazine with Woody Harrelson and Marilyn Monroe, and picturing Vonnegut pulled up to the bar with Woody and Marilyn. So what better topic to write about today than the wonderful kinship of beer and books? We'll start with a poem called "Lines on Ale" by the third baseman for the American Canons, Edgar Allan Poe. "Lines on Ale" Fill with mingled cream and amber     I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber     Through the chamber of my brain - Quaintest thoughts - queerest fancies     Come to life and...

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