Apologies for my brief absence. I've been deep in beer barrels trying to find you the best Summer "session beer" around, so you can drink it all day long, filling up on hoppy flavor without overdosing on the alcohol content.
Drake's Brewing "Alpha Session" beer, born from West Coast hops, is the new "it" thing. Like the new Macbook Pro, it's thinner in ABV than its hoppy IPA counterpart, but just as strong in flavor. Thanks to a 2-row barley, malts, and some Citra, Alpha boasts flavor notes of Pine, Citrus, and Grapefruit.
- medium head that pours very white, smells of hops 'n tastes just the same, Alpha Session (Drake's Brewing in San Leandro, CA) ABV 3.8%
Don't get me wrong, I like a good beer with a high ABV, but it's great to have a yummy beer that I can enjoy for a session of 4 hours or longer. I look forward to exploring more of these beers and hope the competition stands up to the hefty bar set by Drake's.