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Remnant On the Road: The Lager Queen of Minnesota Reading at Porter Square Books

  • Porter Square Books 25 White Street Cambridge, MA, 02140 United States (map)

Remnant is going on the road and will be pouring a very special offering at Porter Square Books in Cambridge!

Join us in welcoming J. Ryan Stradal as he reads from his newest book, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, and try sample pours of our upcoming rhubarb sour beer brewed specially for the occasion!

The Lager Queen of Minnesota is a novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest.

It tells the story of two sisters and one farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make what most people would call a living. So she can't help wondering what her life would have been like with even a portion of the farm money her sister kept for herself.

With the proceeds from the farm, Helen builds one of the most successful light breweries in the country, and makes their company motto ubiquitous: "Drink lots. It's Blotz." Where Edith has a heart as big as Minnesota, Helen's is as rigid as a steel keg. Yet one day, Helen will find she needs some help herself, and she could find a potential savior close to home. . . if it's not too late.

Check out more about the author or order the book for yourself at Porter Square Books.