Hello, my name is William Brooker. I am a writer, a book lover, a beer homebrewer of 25 years, a newly minted father, and a dozen other things that I would like to share. I’d like to think of this as a cafe where we can share a love of literature, books, beverages, without getting too intellectual about it.


By no means am I an academic, a critic, or profess to be an expert. “Jack of All Trades, Master of None” applies. It’s been years since I’ve read some of these books, so if I fail to convey each critical plot point or character in my brief synopses, forgive me.

Similarly, if I misstate the characteristics of a certain hop varietal, or my perception is off compared to yours, by all means correct me, and then lets have a beer.