Patricia Park piqued Brett Taylor's interest with a profile that cited a love of West Coast India pale ales.

When Patricia Park celebrated the publishing of her first novel at a Brooklyn bookstore in 2015, Brett Taylor's gift to her did not come in a card or in a vase or in a gift-wrapped box.

It came in a keg, filled with her favourite beer.

"He brewed me a batch of India pale ale, which was very, very meaningful," Park said. "With no disrespect to flowers, it took Brett about three weeks to make that particular beer for my


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