Topic Archives: Session Beers

Posted in Don't Miss This, The Unknown Brewing Co.

Big on aromatics. Unknown Brewing Scratch n Sniff, a session IPA

Unknown Brewing Scratch n Sniff can

Unknown Brewing Scratch n Sniff hits shelves just as spring begins.

Subtitled “Aromatic IPA,” the beer’s name is truly fitting. Unknown uses a technique called “hop bursting,” where a massive (read: unreasonable) amount of hops are added at the end of the beer’s boil and whirlpool stages. The result is a beer that is low on bitterness and big on hop aromas. The Unknown Brewing team uses a seven hop blend, bringing a real burst of flavor to the table.

The hop bursting technique is really evident in Scratch n Sniff. There is so much hop aroma in a 4.8% session IPA. It’s hopped like an imperial IPA, but won’t put you under the table nearly as fast.

This aromatic IPA is made with 7 hop additions. All those hops are thrown in at special timed editions to create flavor, a nose full of goodness, and light bitterness.

Unknown Brewing Scratch n Sniff is available in 12 ounce cans and draft as a spring seasonal.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Can, Draft. Seasonal release.
Latest Return: March, 2017

4.7% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., New Releases

New to cans: Birdsong Paradise City

Birdsong Paradise City

Birdsong Paradise City debuts in cans April 1st. The first year-round beer to join the brewery’s lineup since 2012.

Billed as a “session IPA”, Paradise City features Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo and Idaho 7 hops. The IPA is on the lower side of the boozy spectrum, just 4.8% alcohol by volume, and big on citrusy flavors.

Paradise City is a medium body, crisp IPA with lots of upfront hop aromas. It’s forward on the tangerine & citrusy side with a little hint of more complex piney notes.

Assistant brewer Jeff Bowman designed the recipe for Birdsong Paradise City. Available in 16 ounce cans starting Saturday.

Style: IPA
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo, Idaho 7
Malts: Carapils, Wheat, C40, Oats

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 4/1/17

4.8% ABV, 45 IBUs

Posted in Full Sail Brewing, Headlines

Full Sail Session Lager moves to cans

Full Sail Session Lager cans

Full Sail Session Lager is making a move to cans. One of America’s original session beers is about to go anywhere.

The “stubby” bottles you’ve seen for years are downright iconic now. The perfect session beer has a perfect, palm size bottle, but glass has its limitations. When you see that bottle, you think Full Sail.

As much as we love Full Sail Session Lager at Beer Street Journal, but when pool season rolls around bottles get benched. Not this summer. After 12 years you”ll finally be reaching for a Session can. The best part? The coveted 15 packs.

“It’s the same award-winning lager, but now in a can. It feels as good in the hand as the iconic stubby, and it will go places where the bottle couldn’t.” Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter

Warm weather is just around the corner (if you don’t have it already.) Full Sail Session Lager cans aren’t far behind.

Style: Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut (Cans): March, 2017

5.1% ABV, 18 IBUs

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Headlines

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale will be canned this spring

Bell's Oatsmobile Can 2

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale, launched in April, will be canned in Spring, 2017. This was the first year-round addition since 2010.

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale, as the name suggests, is brewed with malted oats. The brewery states that the oat addition lends the beer a body you don’t alway get in a session pale ale. The oats plus a dry-hop bill of Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo makes what Bell’s hopes is a standout low alcohol by volume beer.

“This beer is unique. Aromatics may drive it, but the signature ingredient – oats – are what really makes this beer stand apart and also where the name comes from. It’s approachable and intriguing with a fun personality,” said Bell’s Vice President, Laura Bell.

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale is currently available in 12 ounce bottles and draft across the brewery’s entire network. 12 ounce cans will be available in the coming spring.

Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round
Debut: April, 2016
Cans: Spring, 2017

4.3% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium Dayblazer, an “Easygoing Ale”

New Belgium Dayblazer Easygoing Ale

New Belgium Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, a future can potential from the Colorado/North Carolina based brewery.

Not a lot of details are known yet on Dayblazer, other than that the branding is a bit of a departure from a lot of the brewery’s on-going artwork. Additionally, there are artwork variants that include a 12 ounce can and a 24 ounce can. A 24 oz can will be a completely new can size for New Belgium.

New Belgium Dayblazer, aka “Easygoing Ale” will be a 4.8% alcohol by volume beer. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.

Style:
Availability: 

Debut: TBA

4.8% ABV

Posted in New Releases, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater Hash Session IPA: year round & 15 packs

SweetWater Hash Session IPA can

SweetWater Hash Session IPA launched in February this year. The popular was nearly instantaneou. The fan love has prompted the brewery to make it a year-round offering.

Today the brewery is launching 15-packs of Hash Session, headed for retailers next week. For those times with a 12-pack just won’t due. The low alcohol by volume India pale ale features Amarillo hops hash, good for all day drinking.

READ: SweetWater retires Hash Session.

Even though Hash Session is going away, SweetWater Hash Brown is back on shelves again for fall, 2016. The base beer is a brown ale brewed using the hash blend.

Cooling out on the dock, jamming tunes and popping tops, wait for da rod to bend. Gist of the grist is mellow at 4.2%, laying down the base to showcase the blazin’ Amarillo hop hash sunset.

SweetWater Hash Session iPA is now available in 12 ounce bottles, cans, and draft, year-round

Style: IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Bravo

Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft.
Release: February, 2016 (Year-round)

4.2% ABV

SweetWater Hash Session 15 Packs

Posted in Golden Road Brewing, New Beers