2020 was a challenging and eventful year, and the first year The Book Drunkard went virtual. We introduced our signature Book Lush events with our main event featuring Margaret Atwood and Lorna Crozier (presented by Penguin Random House Canada and The Book Drunkard Festival). Three more Book Lush events took place as we paired with our national partners as well:
This was the event of the season—two giants of Canadian literature sharing one screen. Margaret Atwood and Lorna Crozier discussed their latest books, Dearly and Through The Garden, with their publisher, McClelland & Stewart’s Jared Bland.READ MORE
Märzen | 5.5% alc./vol. – Seasonal
The Book Drunkard Literary Festival captures the wonderment of the written word and praises its ability to intoxicate, transport and transform. What better way to celebrate than with the traditional beer of Germany’s Oktoberfest? Pouring a clear pale amber, The Book Drunkard märzen is an exceptionally smooth, medium-bodied lager. An aroma of fresh-baked bread draws you into the sip, where rich malt flavour is gently balanced by spicy/floral noble hops. Ein prosit!
This seasonal beer was available in cans and on tap at The Second Wedge Brewing Co from October 8th, 2020!
This bar is in honour of L. M. Montgomery who penned many of her books a few kilometres away from Blue Heron Books and DesBarres chocolate factory. The bar combines the smooth and chocolatey richness of 70% Dominicana with tart freeze-dried raspberries and a hint of fresh lemon peel. Munch on this bar while re-reading the story of Anne Shirley, Diana Barry and the rascally “raspberry cordial”. Book Drunkards fell in love with Anne and the Kindred Spirits bar!
The chocolate bar was available for purchase at Blue Heron Books.
(Fun fact! The inner liner of the Kindred Spirit Raspberry Cordial bar was a beautiful bookmark, designed by artist Tracy Walker!)
Thank you for a wonderful festival! See you soon!