Beer & Batman Pairings

B&B

This is Beer & Batman, a weekly feature here at Gutterball Special, in which I pair craft beer with a Batman story, working my way through the Batman canon in a loosely chronological manner (albeit disregarding most retcons and reboots, and indulging the occasional out-of-continuity detour).

  1. Batman: Year One, written by Frank Miller, art by David Mazzuchelli, with colours by Richmond Lewis and letters by Todd Klein. Paired with Steam Whistle’s Premium Pilsner.
  2. Batman: Zero Year, written by Scott Snyder, art by Greg Capullo, with inks by Danny Miki and colours by FCO Plascencia. Paired with Beau’s All Natural Brewing’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale.
  3. Batman: Earth One, written by Geoff Johns, art by Gary Frank, with inks by Jonathan Sibal and colours by Brad Anderson.
    Paired with Mill Street Brewery’s Original Organic Lager.
  4. Batman & The Monster Men and Batman & The Mad Monk, by Matt Wagner, with colours by Dave Stewart and letters by Rob Leigh. Paired with Muskoka Brewery’s Hoptorial Sampler.
  5. Batman: The Man Who Laughs, written by Ed Brubaker, art by Doug Mahnke, with colours by David Baron and letters by Rob Leigh.
    Paired with Rogue Ales’ Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale.
  6. The many origins of the Joker. Paired with Mill Street Brewery’s Summer Sampler.
  7. Batman: Prey, written by Doug Moench, art by Paul Gulacy, with inks by Terry Austin and Jimmy Palmiotti. Paired with The Publican House Brewery’s Pub House Ale.
  8. Batman: Gothic, written by Grant Morrison, art by Klaus Janson. Paired with Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery’s Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale.
  9. Batman: Snow, written by Dan Curtis Johnson & J.H. Williams III, art by Seth Fisher, with colours by Dave Stewart. Paired with Great Lakes Brewery’s Winter Ale.
  10. Batman: The Long Halloween, written by Jeph Loeb, art by Tim Sale, with colours by Gregory Wright and letters by Richard Starkings & Comicraft. Paired with Muskoka Brewery’s Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout.
  11. Two-Face begins. Paired with Double Trouble Brewing Co.’s Holiday Loot 6 Pack.
  12. Batman: Night Cries, written by Archie Goodwin, with art by Scott Hampton. Paired with Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company’s Matt’s Sleepy Time Belgian-Style Imperial Stout.
  13. Batman: Dark Victory, written by Jeph Loeb, art by Tim Sale, with colours by Gregory Wright. Paired with 5 Paddles Brewing Co.’s Midnight Paddler Royal Canadian Stout.
  14. All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder, written by Frank Miller, art by Jim Lee with inks by Scott Williams and colours by Alex Sinclair. Paired with Brewdog Punk IPA.
  15. Catwoman: When In Rome, written by Jeph Loeb, art by Tim Sale with colours by Dave Stewart and letters by Richard Starkings. Paired with Beau’s All-Natural Brewing + Microbrasserie Le Trou Du Diable’s Fous Alliés Mango Saison.
  16. Batgirl/Robin: Year One, written by Scott Beatty & Chuck Dixon, pencils by Marcos Martin & Javier Pulido, inks by Robert Campanella & Alvaro Lopez, with colours by Lee Loughridge & Javier Rodriguez. Paired with Manantler Craft Brewing Co.’s Chinook Lolli-hops Single Hopped Pale Ale
  17. The Scarecrow and The Mad Hatter begin. Paired with Wychwood Brewery’s Scarecrow Organic Pale Ale and Hobgoblin Ruby Beer.
  18. Penguin: Pain & Prejudice, written by Gregg Hurwitz, art by Szymon Kudranski with colours by John Kalisz. Paired with Box Steam Brewery’s Dark & Handsome Old Ale.
  19. Batman: Tales of the Demon, written by Dennis O’Neill, pencils by Neal Adams, Bob Brown, Michael Golden, Don Newton, and Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano and Dan Adkins. Paired with Black Creek Historic Brewery’s Thomas Benson’s Strong Ale.
  20. Batman: Son of the Demon, written by Mike W. Barr, with art by Jerry Bingham. Paired with Old Tomorrow’s Monty’s Golden Ryed Ale. 
  21. Trinity, written and drawn by Matt Wagner, with colours by Dave Stewart. Paired with Gigantic Brewing Company’s La Formidable American-Belgo IPA.
  22. Teen Titans: Year One, written by Amy Wolfram, pencils by Karl Kerschl, inks by Serge Lapointe, with colours by Steph Peru and John Rauch. Paired with Collective Arts’ Rhyme & Reason Dry-Hopped Pale Ale.
  23. Batman: Fortunate Son, written by Gerard Jones, art by Gene Ha, with colours by Gloria Vasquez. Paired with Microbrasserie Jukebox’s Distortion American IPA.
  24. Nightwing: Year One, written by Scott Beatty & Chuck Dixon, pencils by Scott McDaniel, inks by Andy Owen, with colours by Gregory Wright. Paired with Manantler’s Liquid Swords IPA.
  25. Batman: Second Chances, written by Max Allan Collins, Jo Duffy & Jim Starlin, art by various, with colours by Adrienne Roy & Daina Graziunas. Paired with Le Trefle Noir’s Chronique Red Ale.
  26. Batman: The Cult, written by Jim Starlin, art by Bernie Wrightson, with colours by Bill Wray. Paired with Church Key Brewing Company’s Holy Smoke Peat Smoked Scotch Ale.
  27. Batman: The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore with art by Brian Bolland. Paired with Moosehead Lager.
  28. Batman: Ego, written and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke. Paired with Beau’s Farm Table Grisette.

Beer & Batman’s Long Halloween:

  1. Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, written by Brian Augustyn, art by Mike Mignola with inks by P. Craig Russell. Paired with Black Creek Historic Brewery’s Pumpkin Ale.
  2. Batman: Haunted Gotham, written by Doug Moench, art by Kelley Jones, with inks by John Beatty and Jason Moore. Paired with Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company’s Weiss O’ Lantern Pumpkin Weiss.
  3. Batman: Gotham County Line, written by Steve Niles, art by Scott Hampton, with colours by Jose Villarubia. Paired with Mill St. Brewery’s Nightmare on Mill Street Pumpkin Ale.
  4. Tales of the Multiverse: Batman – Vampire, written by Doug Moench, art by Kelley Jones, with inks by Malcolm Jones III and John Beatty. Paired with Grand River Brewing’s Highballer Pumpkin Ale.
  5. Batman: Haunted Knight, written by Jeph Loeb, art by Tim Sale, with colours by Gregory Wright and letters by Todd Klein. Paired with Great Lakes Brewery’s Pumpkin Ale.

The Beer & Batman Holiday Special:

  1. Batman: Noël, written and drawn by Lee Bermejo, with colours by Barbara Ciardo and letters by Todd Klein. Paired with Black Oak Brewing Co.’s Nutcracker Porter.

The Beer & Batman Valentine’s Day Special:

  1. Batman: Mad Love, written by Paul Dini, art by Bruce Timm. Paired with Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company’s Le Couer Noir Black IPA.
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