Book and a Beverage | A Million Junes by Emily Henry

Things have quieted down a bit for the Book and a Beverage interview feature (although that’s partly my fault with not being as active as I once was on the blog!) but I still love the idea of a book and beverage feature. I was thinking about book and coffee pairings as I was drinking my iced coffee one afternoon and I thought it would be fun to keep the book & beverage theme going by actually pairing books with beverages that go with them! 

BOOK AND A BEVERAGE: A MILLION JUNES

I recently finished  A MILLION JUNES by Emily Henry which I was so excited for after loving her debut, THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD! June’s family history stems from a line of Jacks with a child in each generation being named Jack, tracing back to Jack the first who was looking for a place to plant his prized cherry tree. Because the story revolves so much around cherries, specifically Jack’s Tart Cherries, I naturally thought of a tart cherry beverage, my favorite of which is a sour beer.

image from beeradvocate.com

When I first heard of sour beers, I thought they were stupid. Sour? Who wants to drink a sour beverage? But I tried one and it was actually so crisp and refreshing! A Berliner Weisse specifically is usually low-alcohol, light, and tart so it’s easily enjoyable and not something to weigh you down. I recently had a tart cherry Berliner Weisse called The Bubbly Kriek by Marz Community Brewing Co. in Chicago. It’s not my all-time favorite beer but it’s cherry and tart and still quite delicious! It seems like the perfect pairing while reading this book!

I’m actually not a huge fan of cherries as a fruit BECAUSE of their tartness. They’re good but not my favorite, so to be included in a sour beer is kind of the perfect combination. Add cherry + tart + a light, drinkable beverage for a summer day and a summer read, and you get the perfect Book and a Beverage pairing for A MILLION JUNES!


What beverage would you pair with A MILLION JUNES? Do you enjoy sour beers or cherry beverages? I’d love to hear what else you think would pair with these books!

Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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