Session Beer Fest in Portland...I missed it, sorry!
I really do need to get this thing updated more often: I had news of a session beer fest in Portland, Oregon -- yeah, really! -- last weekend, and didn't get it posted in time. I blame vacation and a busy schedule, but I let you down. Jeff Alworth of Beervana put it on with Coalition Brewing; they called it Mighty Mites, a great name. If anyone made it to the fest, please post a comment on how it went!
Here's a review, and thanks to Jeff for providing the link!
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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!)
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I've been a full-time drinks writer since 1996. My first whiskey book, "Tasting Whiskey," came out in October 2014. My new book, "Whiskey Master Class," just launched in February 2020. Next time you see me at a bar or event or distillery, say hi.