Hey, you Session Beer Boy (and Girl) Scouts: Untappd has your merit badge!
Thanks to Untappd for granting Session Beer Day a badge again this year!
And once again, it's a twofer: drink a session beer (any beer listed as 4.5% ABV or less in Untappd's database o' beers), and you'll not only get the Session Beer Day 2013 badge, you'll automatically get the National Beer Day badge. Rather than fight over whose day April 7th was, we've agreed to share it. So raise a glass with whoever's drinking with you, check in and get your badge...and then put down your phone and enjoy the session!
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Flaunt your love for big glasses of small beer!
Get a sharp SBP shirt, or a "We Support!" sticker for your bar's door or mirror.
You've Got the Next Round
The Session Beer Project is a non-profit, unorganized, unofficial effort to popularize and support the brewing and enjoyment of session beers. You can read more about it here and here.
For our purposes, 'session beer' is defined as a beer that is:
► 4.5% alcohol by volume or less ► flavorful enough to be interesting ► balanced enough for multiple pints ► conducive to conversation ► reasonably priced
If that seems vague...it is. Here's another definition: low-alcohol, but not low-taste. It's subjective. Live with it, and enjoy it. We're here to help make your night out more fun, more tasty, and more safe. Cheers!
If you've got a year-round session beer, or a one-shot or seasonal that could go year-round, I'd be happy to review it and get the word out. Please e-mail me for shipping information (and be sure to send at least two bottles; the second one is very important in a session!)
All opinions expressed on this blog are strictly my own; they do not reflect those of the publications for which I write.
I've been a full-time drinks writer since 1996. My first whiskey book, "Tasting Whiskey," came out in October 2014. I am the author of four regional brewery guidebooks. Next time you see me at a bar or event or distillery, say hi.