Food & Drink

Persuading women towards brewski with literature and accessories

Here's a two-fer: Trick your lady into loving beer with a book written from a female perspective, local author Mary Jane Mahan's Love at the Pub, which documents the culture of Decatur's beloved Brick Store Pub and its beery culture, full of girl-geared definitions and stories describing beer as "mystical", "lovingly created", and "wonderful" (there's even 12 pages devoted to the bar's engagement/wedding stories). Then grab jewelry maker Kathleen Plate's bracelets and charms, made with glass from the actual pub -- necessary as a second gift for when your girl realizes you're trying to brainwash her with beer books.