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#1 Post by PaulMills » April 29th, 2018, 6:06 pm

I did a search for "session" and it pulled up a number of hits but I wanted to be more specific, what do you recommend as a 5% or less ABV that would be good for sitting by the pool, after yard work, after a run/ride type of beer?

Lately we have been drinking Founders All Day IPA and Intuition Easy on the Eyes. The issue with Intuition is that we cannot buy it in SC so I have to wait until I make a trip to FL or a buddy from there comes to visit. Currently we are out.

So what easy drinking beer do you enjoy?

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#2 Post by Michael Martin » April 29th, 2018, 6:37 pm

Nuff said.
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#3 Post by Mel Hill » April 29th, 2018, 7:29 pm

OscarBlues Pinner “throwback IPA” 4.9% is my summer
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#4 Post by Mike Cohen » April 29th, 2018, 8:31 pm

Lawson’s Super Session #8

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#5 Post by Rick Allen » April 29th, 2018, 8:40 pm

Michael Martin wrote:Nuff said.
In the words of Bob Wood, "You have the palate of a yak."

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#6 Post by Michael Martin » April 30th, 2018, 4:11 am

Rick Allen wrote:
Michael Martin wrote:Nuff said.
In the words of Bob Wood, "You have the palate of a yak."
In the words of Thumper the rabbit “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”

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#7 Post by GMcCarthy » April 30th, 2018, 4:55 am

Either Founders All Day IPA or Pinner, both mentioned above.

Depending on distro, Victory Prima Pils is 5.3 and is what I think of as a lawnmower beer. Have you tried Westbrook Gose? Both are canned, so good by a pool or beach.
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#8 Post by PaulMills » April 30th, 2018, 6:03 am

I am not sure if Full Sail is available here, but I will look for it.

I have not had an Oscar Blues Pinner in a long time, I will try it again. I might even head to the brewery in Brevard this weekend and drink one there.

Based on Lawson's website, they do not distribute this far south.

Rick, you should send me some Heater Allen to work on marketing on the right coast, it looks like you have a number of beers in the ABV I am looking for.

We can get Victory here and we enjoy the Golden monkey, I will check out the Prima Pils. I like the Westbrook IPA but do not care for the Gose. I do not really care for Gose in general though.

Thanks everyone, this should give me somewhere to start.

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#9 Post by Brian Tuite » April 30th, 2018, 6:51 am

Michael Martin wrote:Nuff said.
+ 1 Yak

Founders All Day IPA is way too green for me. How about nice Pilsner?
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#10 Post by PaulMills » April 30th, 2018, 6:53 am

Pilsners are good too, not trying to limit it to IPAs.

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#11 Post by Jorge Henriquez » April 30th, 2018, 6:57 am

GMcCarthy wrote:Either Founders All Day IPA or Pinner, both mentioned above.

Depending on distro, Victory Prima Pils is 5.3 and is what I think of as a lawnmower beer. Have you tried Westbrook Gose? Both are canned, so good by a pool or beach.
Following Greg's lead, most Gose/Berliner Weissen will fit the bill quite nicely (plus they have extra sodium to replenish you after all that sweating you'll be doing by the pool. Along thise lines, Belgian Wits & German?american Weissen/Wheats will all do very well and clock in under 5.5%.
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#12 Post by Matthew Brown » April 30th, 2018, 7:03 am

PaulMills wrote:I like the Westbrook IPA but do not care for the Gose. I do not really care for Gose in general though.
I would think Westbrook would have something in the Session/low abv category available, just that it isn't trade bait across the country so others haven't heard of it. Ask your local beer monger.

When I was in Myrtle Beach last year (not entirely my choice, so don't judge) I saw a decent amount of Evil Twin and Stillwater, probably because of Westbrook doing contract beers for both. ETs Citra Sunshine Slacker is one of the few Session IPAs I find really exciting, minimally filtered and great Citra character. Stillwater has lots of nice Saisons in cans now like their flagship Stateside, as well as other variations on the theme. Their Yacht lager has a strong hoppy character, definitely worth a look.

Can't recall if Allagash had a strong presence there, but their basic Saison in 4pack is very good, but if the abv is above what you're looking for they stared doing their Hoppy Table Beer in 4pack not too long ago. A bit brettier, very quenching.
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#13 Post by ClarkstonMark » April 30th, 2018, 10:45 am

Depending on distribution,
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils and Southern Tier Live.
Also, Bells Pooltime Ale just came out in MI, should be hitting other states.
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#14 Post by Rick Allen » April 30th, 2018, 11:33 am

PaulMills wrote:I am not sure if Full Sail is available here, but I will look for it.

I have not had an Oscar Blues Pinner in a long time, I will try it again. I might even head to the brewery in Brevard this weekend and drink one there.

Based on Lawson's website, they do not distribute this far south.

Rick, you should send me some Heater Allen to work on marketing on the right coast, it looks like you have a number of beers in the ABV I am looking for.

We can get Victory here and we enjoy the Golden monkey, I will check out the Prima Pils. I like the Westbrook IPA but do not care for the Gose. I do not really care for Gose in general though.

Thanks everyone, this should give me somewhere to start.
Well, if you can make it to Nashville, our beer will be on tap at Smith and Lentz for a Pils party. Not sure if it was yesterday or today... That's probably about as close as we're getting to South Carolina in the near future.

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#15 Post by Rick Allen » April 30th, 2018, 11:37 am

Michael Martin wrote:
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Michael Martin wrote:Nuff said.
In the words of Bob Wood, "You have the palate of a yak."
In the words of Thumper the rabbit “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”
I know. Sorry about that! I don't really care for the beer, but at least they now have the alcohol down into the sessionable range (now 5.1% ABV, used to 6% ABV, IIRC).

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#16 Post by Mike Cohen » April 30th, 2018, 1:01 pm

FWIW, I know that Lawson's has a very limited distribution (it's getting bigger). But if you happen to be in their distribution area, it's well worth it as I find it to be my favorite session beer by far. I also like Carton Brewing "Boat Beer"...but that's also probably limited in its distribution.

As an aside, as much as I like the Vermont (New England) IPA's and DIPA's, I like the hoppy pale ales even more as the alcohol is lower.

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#17 Post by PaulMills » April 30th, 2018, 1:31 pm

I love Evil Twin and Stillwater but have never seen anything with low ABV, I will have to look closer. I have never been a big Allagash fan.

Firestone Walker is not available here, I think Southern Tier is so I will check it out.

Bell's is my favorite brewery but I have never had the Pooltime, I usually just drink Oberon and deal with the higher ABV. I will try it though.

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#18 Post by Jorge Henriquez » April 30th, 2018, 2:09 pm

PaulMills wrote:I love Evil Twin and Stillwater but have never seen anything with low ABV, I will have to look closer. I have never been a big Allagash fan.

Firestone Walker is not available here, I think Southern Tier is so I will check it out.

Bell's is my favorite brewery but I have never had the Pooltime, I usually just drink Oberon and deal with the higher ABV. I will try it though.
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#19 Post by GMcCarthy » April 30th, 2018, 2:39 pm

PaulMills wrote:I love Evil Twin and Stillwater but have never seen anything with low ABV, I will have to look closer. I have never been a big Allagash fan.

Firestone Walker is not available here, I think Southern Tier is so I will check it out.

Bell's is my favorite brewery but I have never had the Pooltime, I usually just drink Oberon and deal with the higher ABV. I will try it though.
Mike Cohen wrote:FWIW, I know that Lawson's has a very limited distribution (it's getting bigger). But if you happen to be in their distribution area, it's well worth it as I find it to be my favorite session beer by far. I also like Carton Brewing "Boat Beer"...but that's also probably limited in its distribution.

As an aside, as much as I like the Vermont (New England) IPA's and DIPA's, I like the hoppy pale ales even more as the alcohol is lower.
So Stillwater's Yacht is an inside joke as the beer was created in response to Carton's Boat beer. If you want to take it further, Carton's Sit Down Son is their response to Yacht.
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#20 Post by Scott Sutherland » April 30th, 2018, 10:43 pm

These are the beers I drink that fit that bill. I think most are widely available.

- 21st Amendment El Sully Mexican Styled Lager (I just love this. Yak palate and all that)

- Ex Novo Most Intersting Lager in the World (new find for me)

- Full Sail Cascade Pilsner (Rick recommended this and I love it)

- Fort Point KSA Kolsch

- Saint Archer Blonde

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#21 Post by Robert M yers » May 2nd, 2018, 11:42 pm

Stillwater Yacht is actually what I clicked to type. I don’t buy it often enough, tall boy cans and 4.2%

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#22 Post by Doug Schulman » May 5th, 2018, 9:43 am

Some of you guys must have to have hoppy beers! When I think about refreshment, I think Berliner Weisse and lighter style lagers. We're lucky to have a local lager brewery that's quite good (Jack's Abby), so I don't have to look hard for a super fresh Vienna style Lager. If I didn't have access to that, I'd be reaching for Rothaus Tannenzäpfle Pils most often for hot weather refreshment (sorry, 5.1% ABV). For even more refreshment, but not something I'd be drinking all the time, I would go for Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse. At 3% ABV and with plenty of mouthwatering sourness, this stuff practically hydrates you as you drink it.
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#23 Post by Michae1 P0wers » May 8th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler
Bell's Oarsman, Oberon, or Pooltime
Founders All Day IPA
Dogfish Seaquench Ale
Ska True Blond
Most any other gose or Berliner weisse, preferably cans.

But... really I mostly drink Busch beer with about 30% simply lemonade. I'll sub in other pilsner-style or macro as well on that, or Oberon or True Blond.

Also we drink a lot of rose with Perrier by the pool.

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#24 Post by Bob Kot » June 17th, 2018, 4:38 am

You can always rely on a Pilsner as a session beer, refreshing and low ABV’s

• Six Point Crisp – The Crisp PILZ – 5.4% ABV. Should be available in your area.

If you have friends in the CT/MA area have them pick-up some.

• Workhorse Pilsner – CounterWeight Brewing, Hamden CT – Available statewide retail

• The Session –BLDG 8 Brewing, Northampton MA – Available statewide retail

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#25 Post by Jason Hagen » June 25th, 2018, 1:00 pm

My go toos are: (Thinking of things that are bottled and distributed.)

Victory Prima Pils. As mentioned about, a little out of your ABV range.

Kona Brewing - Big Wave Golden Ale. If found fresh this perfect.

Pizza Port Brewing Co. - PONTO S.I.P.A. Not sure that makes it out to SC but it is a nice beer.

Firestone Walker - Easy Jack & Pale 31

North Coast Brewing - Scrimshaw. Great for the pool.

Avery Brewing - Joe's Pilsner. Make sure it is fresh. The cans are dated. I never see this anymore despite Avery arguing with me that it is in all the stores. I finally found some at a Total Wine and they were over a year old.

Oscar Blues - Pinner. It has been a while since I have tried it but this fits the bill.

And of course the dirty little secrets....

Ice cold ICE COLD Coors Light

Ice cold Tecate in a can with, lime, Tabasco and salt around the rim.


A few from a different style:

Unibroue - Blonde de Chambly

Goose Island - Honkers Ale. Can be hit and miss. I don't really buy Goose Island anymore but that used to be a solid session beer.

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#26 Post by Peter Baird » September 24th, 2018, 9:38 am

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Lawson’s Super Session #8
I'm not a huge session fan, but Lawson's super sessions are as good as any and where I live its readily available. I sometimes drink Founder's All Day IPA is when I don't want to be very discerning (it's fine tho).

If low alcohol is the goal, you can do that with stouts for cold days, and sours for warm days, plus good ales/pilsners.
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#27 Post by Michae1 P0wers » September 25th, 2018, 7:20 am

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Lawson’s Super Session #8
I'm not a huge session fan, but Lawson's super sessions are as good as any and where I live its readily available. I sometimes drink Founder's All Day IPA is when I don't want to be very discerning (it's fine tho).

If low alcohol is the goal, you can do that with stouts for cold days, and sours for warm days, plus good ales/pilsners.
I guess if you stick to Guiness, Murphy's, and similar Irish stouts or domestics made in a similar style. Most stouts I drink these days come with seriously high ABV. Usually very, very high ABV means for sipping in winter. On the sours side, I love them, but don't find them to be that session-able. There are exceptions of course, more on the Gose, Berlinerweisse side of things.

Not sure if it was said upthread (probably) but Stigel and other Radler's are good, and very low ABV. I do find them too low sometimes though, and usually turn them into cocktails.

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#28 Post by Peter Baird » September 25th, 2018, 7:37 am

Michael, there are plenty of domestic low ABV microbrewery stouts that I find more enjoyable than a typical session IPA.

I had a mocha golden stout at Stony Creek Brewery (CT) this weekend that was around 5% and quite good. Again, I'd take it over a typical session anyday.

I've had a lot of sours and goses locally lately that are not as salty or sour as typical versions from a few years ago, and very quaffable/drinkable in warm weather, with good complexity.
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#29 Post by Michae1 P0wers » September 25th, 2018, 8:38 am

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Michael, there are plenty of domestic low ABV microbrewery stouts that I find more enjoyable than a typical session IPA.

I had a mocha golden stout at Stony Creek Brewery (CT) this weekend that was around 5% and quite good. Again, I'd take it over a typical session anyday.

I've had a lot of sours and goses locally lately that are not as salty or sour as typical versions from a few years ago, and very quaffable/drinkable in warm weather, with good complexity.
I'm not saying low ABV stouts aren't out there, but they're hardly the norm for the category. I guess that also depends on what you consider low ABV. The topic here, poolside drinking / session beers makes me think of ABV under 5%, not palate fatiguing, and ideally refreshing. Pretty much not at all what I think of in stout. When I think of stouts I think moderate to high (to very, very high) ABV, and more on the sweet, heavy, and complex side of the equation. Basically a stout is the opposite of what I want by the pool. But I am a fan of the style, and it's exactly what I want when sitting by a fire in late fall or winter. When you say you'd take a stout over a typical session any day, I might also for one or two in cooler weather, but I doubt I'd want several in a row over a long period of time, which is the point of the session beer. I agree with your earlier point that lagers and pilsners are good for that. But of course everyone is different, and some people might just prefer a stout in that situation, but I'm always surprised when at a local brewery and it's 95 degrees outside and someone orders a stout. I live right by Side Project, and I see people in there on 90 degree plus days ordering bottles of 15%, $50 stouts off the bottle list so obviously some people enjoy that kind of thing. (Admittedly with side project I think a lot of that is people who are visiting from out of town and want to try those beers so they get them regardless of weather, and not because it's what they'd normally drink that time of year).

Like I said before on the point of sours, there are Goses, Radlers, and Berlinerweisse that I consider session-able, and I really like sours generally, but I do find that palate fatigue sets in over time unless the level of tartness is somewhat restrained. Salt level has never bothered me. I have often felt that "barely sour" should be style we see more of, as that's probably my favorite thing to drink over a long period of time in warmer weather. And probably I have seen more beers going that way in the past couple of summers.

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#30 Post by Peter Baird » September 25th, 2018, 8:59 am

Michael, there may also be regional difference here.

IPAs and DIPAs (hazy style) dominate the New England brew scene, and I would say goses/sours, many of which aren't nearly as sour as years past, are running second. That's 60-75% of the list at most breweries I go to. There is usually a stout or two at a brewery, but more often than not they're not high ABV or they'll have examples of each. There is usually a pale ale or pilsner of course-- and locally produced barrel aged bombshell beers over 10% are pretty rare.

If I'm seeking something with lower alcohol or want a second beer after having a 9% DIPA: In warmer weather (which keep in mind is only 3-4 months here) I will chose a sour over a session, and in cooler weather a stout (or if they have it, brown or amber ale) over a session.

I guess this is a long way of saying: I've rarely had a session I thought was that good. :) Lawson's Super Session is something I'll sometimes drink, usually after having a better beer-- Or if we're watching an unusually intense sports game where I'm likely to nervously drink without really paying attention, I'll get some All Day IPA sometimes. But neither of those beers are in my wheelhouse.. in fact I'd say the readily available Dogfish Seaquench Ale sour is more enjoyable than either, though all of which are easy to get year round where I am.
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#31 Post by Jason Crawford » September 25th, 2018, 10:19 am

Ice cold XX. Have not found anything better. However, Bell’s Poolside is nice.

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#32 Post by BRhoades » September 25th, 2018, 6:28 pm

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Michael, there may also be regional difference here.

IPAs and DIPAs (hazy style) dominate the New England brew scene, and I would say goses/sours, many of which aren't nearly as sour as years past, are running second. That's 60-75% of the list at most breweries I go to. There is usually a stout or two at a brewery, but more often than not they're not high ABV or they'll have examples of each. There is usually a pale ale or pilsner of course-- and locally produced barrel aged bombshell beers over 10% are pretty rare.

If I'm seeking something with lower alcohol or want a second beer after having a 9% DIPA: In warmer weather (which keep in mind is only 3-4 months here) I will chose a sour over a session, and in cooler weather a stout (or if they have it, brown or amber ale) over a session.

I guess this is a long way of saying: I've rarely had a session I thought was that good. :) Lawson's Super Session is something I'll sometimes drink, usually after having a better beer-- Or if we're watching an unusually intense sports game where I'm likely to nervously drink without really paying attention, I'll get some All Day IPA sometimes. But neither of those beers are in my wheelhouse.. in fact I'd say the readily available Dogfish Seaquench Ale sour is more enjoyable than either, though all of which are easy to get year round where I am.
Good input Peter. I agree with your statement about rarely having a " session beer " that was very good. I actually think the term " session " is bizarre. For me, when I think going low ABV I choose a well made Pale Ale, most are in that 4.5 - 5.5 ABV range, I don't refer to them as " session beers" I call them for what they are. I also love a great IPA in the lower 6's to higher 6s ABV range, again I don't consider any of these " session beers". IMHO whenever I see the term " session " I immediately think that whats in the can/bottle is a poor attempt to capture big flavors without the necessary ABV to support the hop and grain bill and usually winds up being a watered down forgettable beer. Forget the " session " tag and just buy a great Pale Ale or a lower ABV IPA, there are a lot of excellent options in both categories across the country.

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#33 Post by Michae1 P0wers » September 28th, 2018, 7:01 am

Bud,

I would agree that with a lot of what you say about rarely drinking anything self-described as a session beer, but the OP specifically referenced poolside drinking. We have a pool so I took the prompt quite literally, and for me drinking outside by the pool in high heat calls for something specific, and it's not Stouts or IPAs or even pale ales (again, just for my preferences, clearly there's no right answer or anything). I'm usually looking for something refreshing and not fatiguing. I really like NE style IPAs, stouts, etc., but if I'm sitting in the sun sweating for a few hours I just want something refreshing, which is why a shandy is common for me, or beer and bloody Mary mix, or a Michalada.

Now, we just closed the pool for the season and I've switched to Oktoberfest/Marzen beers and tend to drink progressively darker and stronger beers as the weather continues to cool. I do find that I am much more of a seasonal drinker than some.

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Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat with a lemon wedge
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That's out of the Boulevard Brewery Kansas City Missouri
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Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

#36 Post by Brandon R » October 11th, 2018, 9:21 am

Miller High Life (from bottle only) or Coors Original

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Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

#37 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » October 11th, 2018, 9:37 am

GMcCarthy wrote:
April 30th, 2018, 2:39 pm
PaulMills wrote:I love Evil Twin and Stillwater but have never seen anything with low ABV, I will have to look closer. I have never been a big Allagash fan.

Firestone Walker is not available here, I think Southern Tier is so I will check it out.

Bell's is my favorite brewery but I have never had the Pooltime, I usually just drink Oberon and deal with the higher ABV. I will try it though.
Mike Cohen wrote:FWIW, I know that Lawson's has a very limited distribution (it's getting bigger). But if you happen to be in their distribution area, it's well worth it as I find it to be my favorite session beer by far. I also like Carton Brewing "Boat Beer"...but that's also probably limited in its distribution.
So Stillwater's Yacht is an inside joke as the beer was created in response to Carton's Boat beer. If you want to take it further, Carton's Sit Down Son is their response to Yacht.
Cool inside info. Thanks for sharing.

Beer is so local/regional now, I always start with those. It's tough sometimes to make recommendations because of the variation. Almost all the canned beer in my fridge now is local stuff--Other Half, KCBC, Threes, and thanks to Jorge Decadent Ales. You can't really get any of this stuff outside of metro NY.
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Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

#38 Post by Michae1 P0wers » October 21st, 2018, 12:04 pm

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 9:37 am


Beer is so local/regional now, I always start with those. It's tough sometimes to make recommendations because of the variation. Almost all the canned beer in my fridge now is local stuff--Other Half, KCBC, Threes, and thanks to Jorge Decadent Ales. You can't really get any of this stuff outside of metro NY.
Decadent is incredible. We get a trickle of them in the local market. I love the Blackberry one.

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#39 Post by Michae1 P0wers » October 21st, 2018, 12:06 pm

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
April 30th, 2018, 2:09 pm
PaulMills wrote:I love Evil Twin and Stillwater but have never seen anything with low ABV, I will have to look closer. I have never been a big Allagash fan.

Firestone Walker is not available here, I think Southern Tier is so I will check it out.

Bell's is my favorite brewery but I have never had the Pooltime, I usually just drink Oberon and deal with the higher ABV. I will try it though.
Evil Twin's Bikini Beer clocks in at 3.1%

Bells Oarsman Ale is a great and thirst-quenching sour ale at around 4%
Evil Twin Mission Gose is also low ABV, think around four, and really good. It has eucalyptus, so unique but I like it.

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#40 Post by b. c@stner » October 26th, 2018, 4:56 am

Not really a session fan either but I've found the Highland Brewing Daycation to be tasty. 4.9 on the scale. I would think makes it to Greenville.
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Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

#41 Post by Jorge Henriquez » October 26th, 2018, 6:26 am

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 12:04 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 9:37 am


Beer is so local/regional now, I always start with those. It's tough sometimes to make recommendations because of the variation. Almost all the canned beer in my fridge now is local stuff--Other Half, KCBC, Threes, and thanks to Jorge Decadent Ales. You can't really get any of this stuff outside of metro NY.
Decadent is incredible. We get a trickle of them in the local market. I love the Blackberry one.
Happy to read this Michael. I have been working part time at Decadent Ales for the last 3 months and there will soon be a lot more beers out in the market.

On a side note, funny to see Decadent Ales mentioned in a “session beers” conversation. Paul (owner and head brewer) doesn’t really make low abv beers. Ha!
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Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

#42 Post by Michae1 P0wers » October 26th, 2018, 6:41 am

Jorge, I've quite liked what I've had, so congrats on your involvement with the project. I was somewhat surprised to like them as much as I have, because often these type of IPAs leave me lukewarm. I think you're nailing the style. I actually was at a local merchant yesterday and grabbed a single can of the Creamsicle.

It is funny that the session beer conversation has sort of morphed into "what kind of beer are you drinking" (knowing full well that thread already exists) as the weather has cooled. I definitely don't think of a 7-8%+ IPA as a session beer! But at this time of year the pool is closed, the weather has cooled and I'm less interested in lighter beers. The other beer I bought yesterday was a Prairie Birthday Bomb, which is a bruiser at 13% but drinks really easily for that much ABV.

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Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

#43 Post by Jorge Henriquez » October 26th, 2018, 7:19 am

Thanks Michael! Tasting room will open in a couple of weeks. If you’re in NYC anytime in the near future, please come by for a visit.
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Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

#44 Post by JeromeHan » November 12th, 2018, 2:27 pm

My go-to beer when I just want a beer but don't know what I want. Always makes me happy.
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