I know so little about beer, other than that I adore it and most likely drink too much of it. My taste in beer hasn’t evolved much since the days I slugged it out of Red Dog bottles in my old boyfriend’s mother’s backyard. What I remember most about those beers isn’t the taste, or even my first experiences with that warm, woozy-headedness that comes from drinking a few in a short time, slamming them down before I had to meet my curfew—what I remember most is the sayings that came on the undersides of each beer cap. They were cheesy, mostly—dog-related puns or images of an angry bulldog with some silly tagline like this dog doesn’t fetch—but I always read them before I tossed them into that backyard bonfire. There’s one in particular I remember very clearly, one that struck me before I tossed it aside and tended to the beer in my hand. It read, quite simply, why are you reading this?
And why was I? Simply put, I read it because I had learned to read the underside of Red Dog bottle caps,...
Join Switchback Books for an evening of unlimited craft beer tastings, expertly paired and presented alongside poems from Switchback Books' authors! The evening includes intermittent readings, a CHIRP Radio DJ, exclusive tasting notes, and beers from Saugatuck Brewing Co., Half Acre, Dogfishhead, Solemn Oath, and more.
When: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Where: Forte Framing and Gallery
2301 W. North Ave.
Join Switchback Books from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM this Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for Jane Addams' Birthday Celebration: Conversations on Peace and Social Justice. Switchback's table will be located in the Feminist Village, in the museum's courtyard.
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