Author Jonathan Bender Reading, Signing and Sampling for Beer and Cookies

On Saturday, January 16, Jonathan Bender will be at BookBar for a reading from, signing of and sampling for his new book Beer and Cookies: Bake, Pair, EnjoyVictory, Love + Cookies--a local bakery in Denver--will provide cookie samples, while Call to Arms Brewing of Denver will provide beer for pairing!

About the book

Dear Milk, it's over.

The first book to bring together two beloved things in an entirely new light, Cookies & Beer: Bake, Pair, Enjoy (Andrews McMeel Publishing, October 2015) demonstrates why milk and cookies are over and why a new twist on an old favorite is the hot new couple.

Cookies & Beer is a blueprint for how to appreciate two everyday favorites—cookies and craft beer—in a fun and unique way. Cookies and beer share common grains, spices, and fruits. So it is no surprise that when paired, the perfect beer brings out the unexpected in a great cookie, and a great cookie awakens flavors once barely noticed in beer.

Cookies & Beer offers advice for pairing craft beer with everything from breakfast and savory cookies to chocolate, fruit, and holiday cookies. It even provides a guide to pair craft beer with packaged cookies, including America’s favorite Girl Scout Cookies. In addition to a homemade beer syrup recipe to make milkshakes, baking with beer, and how to use spent grain—the by-product of brewing beer—to make cookies, some noteworthy pairings include:

Bacon Shortbread Cookies paired with Stiegl Radler

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies & O’Fallon Brewery’s Smoked Porter

Russian Tea Cakes paired with Odell 90 Shilling Ale

A fun read, a unique concept, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser, Cookies & Beer is sure to get the party started.

About the author

Jonathan Bender is a Kansas City-based freelance journalist, author of LEGO: A Love Story, and founder of Recommended Daily, an online destination for local food news. In 2012, he was named “Media Person of the Year” by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Serious Eats, and Esquire.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cookies & Beer: Bake, Pair, Enjoy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449470883
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015