Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Session Head preview for Saturday, April 7.

For NABC’s first-ever Session Head this Saturday (known elsewhere as Session Beer Day, but we have our own oddities to perpetuate), we’ll be taking a minimalist approach – with no pun intended.

From Gravity Head to Session Head in six weeks and 3.5% less ABV.

The idea is to inaugurate a tradition, and then see where it goes from here in the years to come. We’ll have three of our own beers on tap at the Pizzeria & Public House and Bank Street Brewhouse:

Community Dark … English Mild, 3.7% abv, year-round
(Extra)Ordinary … English Ordinary Bitter, circa 4% abv, spring seasonal ... regular pour at the Pizzeria & Public House, and cask-conditioned at BSB
Tafel … Belgian Table/Session Ale, 4% abv, year-round

At the Pizzeria & Public House, in addition to the three NABC beers, there’ll be three other American-brewed craft beers sourced just for the occasion, and a fourth from Belgium:

Crown Brewing Brown … English Brown, 4.1% abv
Flat12 - 12 Penny Scottish … Scottish Export, 3.4% abv
Kentucky Ale Light … Kolsch, 4% abv
Struise Black Damnation VII: Single Black ... Stout, 2.0% abv

Of course, Upland Wheat (Belgian Wit; 4.5% abv) and Guinness Draft Stout (Dry Stout; 4.2% abv) are on tap every day at the Pizzeria & Public House, and they fit, too.

The pours will be full Imperial pints (duh), and when the three guests are gone, they're gone. Thanks to Lew Bryson for fighting the session fight.

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