For many many years people have been drinking lagers in the 4-5% alc/vol. range. Then along came the micro brewery craze and delicious high profile ales were born. With the complexity of flavors also came higher alcohol contents.
Today in the craft brewery realm we are seeing the rebirth of session ales. These ales are brewed with the idea of enjoying a few with friends engaging in conversation.
The Brewing Lair has brewed up 2 session ales, our first; ODD JOB - a hoppy brown ale weighing in at 5% alc/vol.
Our newest brew to join the session team is SIERRA BUTTES SESSION BLACK - a nutty, chocolatee black-ish ale weighing in at 4.8% alc/vol.
Believe it or not these session ales are tricky to brew. It's much easier to brew a higher alcohol beer where off flavors can be masked. A session ale should have flavor, body and character but with a lower alcohol content.
Look for more session ales to hit the market and try them out, mornings just might be a better experience. Cheers!
The Brewing Lair
67007 CA Hwy 70
Blairsden, CA 96103
April 1 – Oct 31
Every day, Noon – Darkish (7–8ish)
Nov 1 – Mar 31
Open Friday through Sunday, Noon – Darkish (5–6ish)
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