Book Release: NW: Author Karla “Ann E. Briated” Oceanak & Illustrator Allie Ogg release "Goodnight Brew"

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A spoof of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Brew is a full-color “pitcher book” for grown-ups. In the charming story, the brewery employees—including three little otters (in charge of the water), a wort hog, and a hops wildebeest—introduce us to the brewing equipment, ingredients, and styles of beer. Join this fanciful crew as they close down for the evening and say goodnight to the brew kettle, barley and yeast, hops and mash, saison, porter, IPA, and much more.

Befuddled about beer ingredients?  Puzzled about the brew process?  Can’t remember the difference between an ale and a lager? Don’t miss the brew infographics that follow the story!

courtesy Bailiwick Press
courtesy Bailiwick Press

Goodnight Brew has already captured the attention of brewing experts and beer enthusiasts alike:

“This is the perfect nightcap.”
— Pete Limbach, Carnival Technician, New Belgium Brewing Company

"In the music world, a cover song is only worth recording if it can top the original. Goodnight Brew brings that same attitude to the classic children’s book. After reading you’ll wonder why anybody ever bothered with that moon business. The perfect gift for the baby-toting beer geek."— Patrick Dawson, author of Vintage Beers

"A perfect piece of joy and beer-musement!"
— Michael Bussmann, Social Networking Nerd, New Belgium Brewing Company

"Goodnight Brew is a curious hybrid—like a smoked IPA or stout brewed with strawberries—that entertains and informs. With the wit and authority you'd expect from a bedtime story about beer, this crazy book leaves you dreaming of hops and barley while inspiring you to get to the nearest brewery and thank the creators for their hard work."
— Will Siss, beer columnist and blogger at

"This book easily brings out a smile and the desire to meet a hops wildebeest in his natural brewery habitat."
— John Holl, editor of All About Beer Magazine and author of The American Craft Beer Cookbook.

"Goodnight Brew is completely adorable. More breweries would do well to operate with such fancy. But most impressive is the amount of quality word-play without resorting to a single hop-based pun." — Michael Kiser, Good Beer Hunting


Karla “Ann E. Briated” Oceanak is the nom de brew of the author of the beloved Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Series for young readers. She has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years and speaks on children’s literacy. Allie Ogg is an illustrator, potter, and fine artist. She also works at Equinox Brewing. They both live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Goodnight Brew, written by Karla “Ann E. Briated” Oceanak, illustrated by Allie Ogg, ISBN 978-1-934649-50-3, published by Bailiwick Press, distributed by Legato Publishers Group, an affiliate of Publishers Group West, available October 2014, $16.95 USA / $18.50 Canada, humor, hardcover, 32 pages, 10” x 8.5”, color illustrations.
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