I just wanted to e-mail you to say thanks and offer our support for The Session Beer Project. We wholeheartedly support the mission. One of our frustrations is that our bigger beers tend to be rated higher and sell better simply because they are more "extreme". We've actually made two session beers part of our year-round lineup: a 3.3% ABV English-style dark mild and a soon to be released ~4% ABV farmhouse table beer.What Stuffings didn't tell me -- I found it on the brewery blog -- is pretty interesting, too.
|Dickel barrels full of aging mild at Jester King.|
- The farmhouse table beer -- "Das Wunderkind" -- sounds like a smaller version of another farmhouse beer they're making, Boxer's Revenge, an idea I wholeheartedly applaud.
- Some of the dark mild is being barrel-aged for blending with the regular mild to create more depth of flavor; brilliant, innovative -- dare I say...extreme? -- way of adding flavor to a session beer without overwhelming it.
- And they clearly have a sense of humor: the dark mild is named "Commercial Suicide Dark Mild."