Friday, July 21, 2017

Session Beer - Have A Couple

Picture this.... You're at a pub or perhaps at home, you and your friends are enjoying the game. The bar or your beer geeky friend has nothing but high alcohol beers like double IPAs and Russian imperial stouts that weigh above 10 percent abv.   Maybe it's a holiday strong barrel aged beer clocking at around 13 percent or higher. Do you think you're going to get through the game without stumbling? You will probably be distracted by the intensity of the beer not too mention getting pickled after 2 or 3 bottles!

In the mid 90's and early 2000's, it was a race to see who could make the strongest beer. The World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head hit a whopping 21 Percent alcohol.  One small glass and you were down for the count, talk about a cheap date!

Forget The Fuss And Enjoy Yourself

Now picture this. The game is on and you are eating your nacho tower and smokey wings, this time the beers are below 5 percent abv.  Now you can enjoy the next couple hours with your buds and enjoy the beer for what it is, an easy drinking flavorful beer. No fussing allowed.

We call these under 5% beers session beers. Did you know the famous Guinness Stout is only 4.1 to 4.3 abv.  The Irish think they are immune to drunkenness; but at 4.3 abv no wonder they can drink so many.

Here are a few sessions made by some popular breweries.

Victory Swing Session Saison
Flying Dog Easy IPA
Dogfish Head Seaquench Session Sour

At our location at The Market at Liberty Place in Kennett Square, we serve Boxcar Passenger Session Ale. This is a mild English style ale which is dry hopped and refreshing with a citrus finish. Only 4.7 % abv.  Don't worry about quaffing a few back. Just enjoy this easy drinking ale with a variety of pub grub you find at The Market.

One Final Thought

A few London Pubs still have "snob screens".  These are installed frosted glass screens that are meant to separate the posh drinkers from the working class. Are you kidding me???!!!  A drink is a drink!  Everyone is welcome at Paradocx!  The only screen we have at The Market at Liberty Place is a TV screen. 

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