Monday, November 26, 2012

Jason Oliver's Dog

You're probably looking at that post title and thinking, "Okay, I get that Jason Oliver is the founder/brewer at Devil's Backbone Brewing in Roseland, Virginia, the GABF 2012 Small Brewpub of the Year and World Beer Cup 2010 Small Brewpub Champion, and he's a hell of a guy, and he makes and loves great session beers...but why post about his dog?"

Thanks to Iron Hill brewer Larry Horwitz for the pic!

Well...That's Jason. And that's his dog. And the tiny little named Session. Which I thought was cool enough to warrant a post!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Session Beer Day 2013 is ON!


Yes, Session Beer Day 2013 is on. We've got some interest already, and I'm going to confirm that Session Beer Day 2013 is on April 7, a Sunday. Sure, most of us have work the next day...but it's session beer, that's what this is about. So start planning: brewers, think about new ways to get good flavor below 4.5% (other than throwing in tons of hops...sheesh) and fun collaborative brews with other folks; wholesalers, talk to your suppliers about the opportunities this means for the lower ABV end of their portfolios; importers, this is a perfect time to bring in those delicious low-ABV beers your brewers are making; bar owners/managers, let's see some planning and fun events for the session beers; homebrewers, let's talk competitions (and having some fun!); and drinkers...make suggestions on what you want to see, and do, and drink!

Remember: April 7 2013 is Session Beer Day, a day to celebrate great-tasting lower ABV beers! Go 4.5% and under, go 4.0% and under, but show some love.

Dream Big For Small Beer!