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NOW IN SESSION
Welcome to the summer of the session IPA. The term “session beer” is getting thrown around a lot these days; these are beers with a strikingly low ABV, usually below 4.5 percent, as compared to the style’s typical high-alcohol content. Founders Brewing Co.’s All Day IPA is one of the most popular options in today’s session beer craze. Though it weighs in at just 4.7 percent ABV, All Day is a bona fide American IPA in all its hoppy glory, featuring Amarillo hops sourced from Yakima Valley, WA.
IN THE CAN
While the session beer trend is a newer one in the craft scene, the Grand Rapids, MI, brewery is tapping into another steadily growing movement among craft beer producers: cans. Founders All Day IPA was the first of the brewery’s beers to be canned, joining the ranks of brews like Dale’s Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and regional offerings from Tröegs, Liquid Hero and Spring House (and many more).
DO’S & DON’T’S
DO: Compare a session IPA to your favorite IPA. Take note of the hop flavors and floral aromas. If nothing else, it’s an excuse to drink two beers at a time.
DON’T: Refer to the beer style to a “sesh” beer. That’s so 1990s, brah. (Hosting a “beer sesh,” on the other hand, is fair game.)
DEFINITELY DON’T: Call them “light” beers. That’s just ignorant.
Have you been smitten with session IPAs? Tell us your favorites below.