The first half of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) ends tonight at midnight, wherever you might find yourself. This means each writer should be 25,000 words into their story. I am happy to announce I have just flown by 26,000.

Often, it’s the midway point of the month where writers find the most adversity along their journey.

The author selected for this edition is a master of telling epic stories, which can hopefully inspire you to finish your journey.

“Not all that wander are lost.”

– J.R.R Tolkien

The Beer:

Spangalang Brewery – Le Voyage

Description – A Belgian style Tripel aged in French red wine barrels with Brettanomyces

ABV:ย  7%

Their Match:

It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien was a fan of beer. He could often be found sharing a pint and talking with others as he created the backstory for Middle Earth. Surely, it took a drink or several to come up with at least half of the characters in Lord of the Rings.

We could have gone the easy rout and picked a simple English Stout or Porter but where is the fun in that? Instead, we went with something the hobbits could enjoy, something a bit more potent with a special twist.

Besides Le Voyage, it’s just another way of saying journey, so wander into your next beer.