Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance.
Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance
9781938469411, $19.95, PB, 300pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Sharing a beer or two with friends after work or play is one of life's many joys. Session beers, whose mild strength invites more than one round, adhere to high quality standards and are dedicated to balance and drinkability above all.
Some naturally low-alcohol beer styles were "sessionable" long before that word was coined, but brewers have reinvented traditionally stronger classic beer styles to make them, too, well-suited to casual drinking sessions. Responsible consumption of these high-quality, easy-drinking beers gives beer lovers the freedom to celebrate community and friendship while consuming less alcohol.
Such beers can be challenging to brew, but they present many opportunities to showcase skill, flavor, and refreshment. "Session Beers" explores the history behind some of the world's greatest session beers, past and present. Aspiring brewers will learn about the brewing processes and ingredients to master recipe development.
With "Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance" readers will explore popular craft session beer recipes from some of the best brewmasters in America, and discover why beer drinkers enjoy exploring and drinking session beers.
Critique: Deftly written, organized and presented, "Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance" is thoroughly 'reader friendly' in tone and substanced. "Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance" will prove to be an enduringly popular and valued addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library instructional reference collections on brewing. It should be noted for personal reading lists that 'Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).