Craft Beer and Comic Book Pairings (no, really)

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Yes, I am serious and I am over 21. I am a Comic Book reading adult. I like a good quality beer with my comics occasionally. I am not saying to open up a beer for every comic you read, it?s just nice, now and then. You see a great part of drinking craft beers is that craft beers have so many niceties reminiscent of good modern comic book stories. An uncanny craft beer can compliment a spectacular comic just like it could compliment a amazing meal. Here are three examples.

Final Crisis from DC Comics, all issues

Basically Final Crisis is the final part of the current DC Comics Crisis Trilogy from the mind of Grant Morrison ? Final Crisis, featuring stunning art by J.G. Jones. Worlds will live and heroes will die in this epic tale spanning the beginning and end of the DC Universe! Hell the first issue begins with the Murder of a GOD. It?s a BIG story for 2008. “Can’t we murderers, madmen, and masterminds work in harmony just this once, to achieve something none of us ever have before?” ? Libra

The beer I like to drink with this is Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery. I loved this beer the first time I had it. It was the first beer to make me go WOW. Flying Dog Classic Pale Ale is brilliant amber in color and dry hopped with buckets full of Cascades for an unrivaled hop flavor and aroma. This is a true representation of an American-style pale ale, using the finest ingredients. Flying Dog Classic Pale Ale is what craft beer is all about.

Flying Dog Classic Pale Ale, to me is the Crisis Level Story of Beers. It?s just one of those Great Tasting beers that really do not need a description beyond that and, for me it ,matches the Final Crisis story perfectly. It?s something to talk about. The Great thing about is Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale it?s a great beer for most Epic big comic storylines.

Any issue of the Current Astonishing X-Men Series From Marvel Comics

ASTONISHING X-MEN #25 Ellis and Bianchi’s first issue, Astonishing X-Men #25, was released in July 2008, and features the team relocated to San Francisco, with a base in the Marin headlands. ASTONISHING X-MEN #25 is a refreshing comic. The X Men don?t seem hated for a change. X-Men Working with Police, this is a new status quo for the X-Men. They are basically Super Investigations for the area.

I think Flying Fish Brewing?s Belgian-style Dubbel is the perfect beer for this comic. This Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel is an exceptionally complex beer with many interwoven flavors. This classic-style Abbey beer features an immense head with a fruity nose and a generous body. Malty in the middle, the beer features a clean, almondy dry finish and a slight alcohol warmth. My review of the beer is here .

Astonishing XMen Art covers your eyes like this beer covers you tongue, Rather nicely. The story is similar to the taste of the beer. The Belgian-style Dubbel has this slight coffee taste that perks up your tongue. The story like the beer is refreshing also. So if you get a moment, try reading an issue of ASTONISHING X-MEN, any issue past 25 and having this beer, it?s an experience.

Star Wars Legacy

Available from Dark Horse Comics in trades or Monthly issues This is the future of Star Wars, the continuation of the story that started in the original trilogy, and none of it has been seen before. Star Wars: Legacy is set 100 years after the Legacy of the Force series. The comics feature Cade Skywalker, a descendant of Luke Skywalker, who was trained as a Jedi but has abandoned the order. He apprenticed himself to the pirate Rav and lives among bounty hunters, smugglers and pirates. Cade has also dropped his last name. The series begins with an attack on the Jedi Temple and the overthrow of the Galactic Empire by a newly created Sith order.

Because this is a monthly Comic , you have to get a beer that?s produced all year long, and for this comic I can recommend a particular beer but a style of beer. When Reading Star wars Galaxy I recommend having a Coffee stout. Now I do prefer Maxwell’s Dry Stout , a classic Stout with roasted barley bitterness and a dense, creamy head. A touch of coffee adds to the rich, complex character, by Basil T?s in RedBank NJ. vfrDark roasted malts, such as black patent malt (the darkest roast), can lend a bitter coffee flavor to dark beer. Some brewers like to emphasize the coffee flavor and add ground coffee.

Star Wars Galaxy is the caffeine kick that Star Wars needs/needed to go forward. The Textures and taste of coffee stouts lends overall energy of the Star Wars Galaxy Universe. The Bitterness of the coffee flavor reminds me of Cade Skywalker, a brash character running away from his past, and his future at the same time. The Coffee stout style of beer is a dark Beer at Most Times and Star Wars Galaxy is dark, in a good, very readable way.

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