Beer, if drunk with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.I'm currently rereading Ken Wells's Travels with Barley, a nonfiction book that shares the author's travels along the Mississippi River as he examines the brewing history of America and the culture of beer. Put this book on your essential summer reading list. I challenge you to read this book and not crave a cold beer. Needless to say, Travels with Barley inspired this week's cocktail of the week, Skinny Dip, a beer brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Is there anything better than swaying in a porch swing, sipping on a beer, and enjoying unseasonably cool July weather?