Nick had assembled 5 brews specifically known for their session strength and full-bodied flavors. He lined them up and we had a great time talking through their unique charms in order:
- 21st Amendment’s Down to Earth Session – This hoppy brew comes off light with a crisp flavor and a slightly bitter finish that would be perfect for a summer day in the shade. Light and fresh, it has enough flavor to keep you coming back for another throughout an easy afternoon.
- Firestone’s Easy Jack – This brew is a bit lighter than the last, with a clean and filtered look but a distinct sweet hint on the finish. It’s an enjoyable beer that feels light but still lays down a solid flavor worth bringing along to your buddy’s next shindig.
- Eel River’s Emerald Triangle Session – This beer turned a bit more earthy, with a darker color and earthier flavors. This beer wasn’t my favorite with more of a piney flavor, but the tart bitter finish was a surprising element I really enjoyed.
- Lagunitas’ Daytime Ale – This brew bumped up the IBUs for a bit of a thicker profile, but it still remained light and very drinkable. The flavors we’ve all come to love with Lagunitas were still alive and well, but a little less potent so a six pack of this would be a great pick.
- Karl Struss’ Mosaic – Tasting this one last was a good call, this new brew is an exceptional example of what we love about session brews. It starts out fruity on the front, with a bit of sweetness and a clean bitter piney finish.
Overall, this was a great event and we loved to see the turnout. Nick knows his beers and you can tell it’s a passion for him. Stop on by and talk shop with him any time if you’re looking for a recommendation on brews!