Post Hop


A small beer version of an IPA? Do I smell a new IPA category in the offing?  Either way, maybe a stray Drakes keg of Post-Hopocalypse (small beer made from Black Label) will make it’s way to Los Angeles.

Session Extreme

A recent article by Jason Wilson in the SF Gate called, “In search of great session beers” had this little tidbit hidden in the middle.

“In December, Todd Alstrom announced the launch of an Extreme Session Beer Project.

The Extreme Session Beer Project sets 5 percent as its limit, but exhorts brewers to “Be extreme! As in using creative brewing methods and/or ingredients.” Alstrom and Calagione suggested ideas such as brewing with orange pekoe, lemon zest and the “the same yeast and bacteria found in kombucha.

I say hear hear to any attention brought to sessionable beers. Creativity and high ABV don’t always have to stick together.

World Cup + World Beer – The Netherlands



OK. I am stating in advance that I am cheating here. The beer for this round of action comes from the US. But the brewer is NEW HOLLAND. See how tricky I am?

The beer is…well, let me have the brewery explain…”A kölsch-style beer, Full Circle is a refreshing celebration of our brewery’s belief in balance. The soft, well-rounded malt character, light hop profile and crisp finish bring us back around to the familiar tastes of classic, thirst-quenching beer. A perfect session beer, we recommend Full Circle with fish, grilled vegetables, grilled sausages, and just about anything else served on a patio.”
At 4.9 abv, you can watch the game with a few of these and still referee better than the officials this year.

One week until Session # 40


Here is the summary of what the session is about:
The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along with a short pithy critique of each entry.

Find the full details HERE of this month’s topic: Session Beer