Session Beer: What's That All About?

Session Beer: What's that all about?

Session beer is born of workers’ beer, where refreshment and taste were equally important. It slaked the thirst of laborers while they plowed the fields, mined for coal, fired blast furnaces and forged steel. When water was tainted, session beer saved civilization. It’s 4.5% ABV and lower; difficult to brew and a pleasure to drink. Every great beer brewing nation makes and enjoys session beer, and the U.S. is no exception.