Beer Tasting and Book Signing with J. Ryan Stradal

Ticket includes hard copy of "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" and a pint of Los Angeles Ale Works beer.

Please join {pages} a bookstore for a beer tasting and book signing as author J. Ryan Stradal discusses his brand new novel, "The Lager Queen of Minnesota".  What better place to celebrate than at Los Angeles Ale Works in Hawthorne?  Ticket price includes a hard back copy of "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" and a pint of beer.

An absolutely delightful read, perfect for a summer day with a good beer and a piece of pie. Kirkus Reviews (starred).

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"

Two sisters, 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 cant 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. Its Blotz. Where Edith has a heart as big as Minnesota, Helens 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 homeif its not too late.

Meanwhile, Ediths granddaughter, Diana, grows up knowing that the real world requires a tougher constitution than her grandmother possesses. She earns a shot at learning the IPA business from the ground upwill that change their fortunes forever, and perhaps reunite her splintered family?

Here we meet a cast of lovable, funny, quintessentially American characters eager to make their mark in a world thats often stacked against them. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take generations, but when it finally comes, were surprised, moved, and delighted.

Praise for "The Lager Queen of Minnesota": "Brilliant. . . a love letter to the Midwest. . . it's hard to put down not only because the storytelling is so seamless and the characters so relatable, but because the author's delight in the written word is so contagious." 
--Jen Sincero, #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass

J. Ryan Stradal is a contributing editor at TASTE Magazine. His bestselling debut, "Kitchens of the Great Midwest", won the 2016 American Booksellers Association Indie's Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year and also the 2016 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for debut fiction. Born and raised in Minnesota, he now lives in Los Angeles.

Event address: 
Los Angeles Ale Works
12918 Cerise Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250