The Session

A beer blogging event that happens the first Friday of every month. Sometimes we chip in.

Is Pilsner Urquell better in a can or a bottle?

Jeremy Short · April 3

This post is part of the Session. The MicroBrewr is hosting Session 98 and asks: cans or bottles?

Walking through the liquor store I noticed a selection of fancy pint sized cans of Pilsner Urquell. Pilsner Urquell in a can! Did God finally answer my prayers?! I snapped it off the shelf as fast as a kid ripping of the cookie jar. Then I stopped and wondered… does it really matter? Is a can any better than a bottle. Well as luck would have it ...

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Why I Travel for Beer

Chris Jensen · October 29

This post is part of The Session 93, hosted over at the Roaming Pint.

 
I am fond of beer. I'm also quite fond of travel. So it's  the best of both worlds when I get to travel for beer.
 
Now, candidly, I've really only taken one big trip purely for beer. Two years ago I took my adventure loving wife on a trip to Belgium, beer's holy land, where we spent a couple of weeks touring different breweries and visiting some ...
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Session 92 Roundup

Jeremy Short · October 6

 

Session 92 has come and gone. If you haven’t had a chance, you should read through some of the great contributions below! I have to say it’s quite interesting to play host for the Session and see how people approach the question you ask. In the collection below, you will see many people tackled, in one way or another, my question: does homebrewing turn you into a pretentious asshole? So does it? Well, you will just have to read all the posts below ...

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Session #92: Homebrewer's Appreciation

Chris Jensen · October 3

I love this topic. And frankly, I was as surprised as Jeremy to learn that there'd only been one Session topic on Homebrewing (out of 91!) before today.

Homebrewing has most certainly affected my view of beer. I first brewed about 15 years ago in the kitchen of my college apartment in Boulder. At that time, my friends and I drank craft beers, but I really had no idea what "craft" really meant in that phrase. As far as I knew, beer production was ...

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How homebrewing changed the way I see beer

Jeremy Short · October 2

This post is part of the Session, which Pintwell is hosting! How exciting, right? Anyway, I asked something about how does brewing beer change the way you think about beer?

First, I should confess, I picked a terrible time to host the session. The Great American Beer Festival is in full swing as I write, and there’s too much going on to give this post the kind of attention that it deserves. Well… here it goes anyway (if a wee bit short). Before homebrewing ...

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The Session #92: I Made This

Jeremy Short · September 5

We're hossting The Session a monthly beer blogging topic! And here's the topic to write about for October 3, 2014.

As I scanned through the list of the past 91 sessions I found only one about homebrewing. Only one? Well, we are here to rectify that with Session #92. I know that many beer bloggers don’t homebrew, so don’t worry I am going to keep this simple and straightforward.

The idea of this session is how making something changes your relationship ...

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My First Belgian

Jeremy Short · September 5

This post is part of the Session which is being hosted this month by Belgian Smaak. The theme of this month’s session is Belgian Beer and the rules are wide open. We’ll be hosting the Session next month, which you can check out here.

There are a few beers that when you drink them for the first time they burn into your memory. You never forget them. Just like the first time I had Blue Moon. Ha! Sorry, I just had to say ...

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Drinking Coors Extra Gold from a Wine Glass

Jeremy Short · February 7

This post is part of the Session which is being hosted this month by Literature & Libation. The theme of this month’s session is to review a beer without reviewing a beer. Go it? I am not sure I do either but here is my attempt.

There are beers and then there are great beers and among those greats is Coors Extra Gold. Oh, you think this is satire? No, no, no. Hold it right there, says the belligerent blogger. Take off your fancy craft ...

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How to manage your homebrew addiction

Jeremy Short · April 5

This post is part of The Session a monthly beer blogging topic. It's been awhile since I've contributed. This month's topic is finding beer balance.

Homebrewing is a painful addiction. Not for the addict, but for the people who live around the addict and constantly have to hear references to archaic beer styles or sentences like “I can’t wait to check out the new US96H hop breed ... You got to come over and check out my new keezer fan ... check out ...

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The Session #63: The Beer Moment

Jeremy Short · May 4

The Session is a monthly beer blogging topic. This month's session is about the beer moment.

A beer moment? Why do I want to get so romantic with this phrase? I want to dip my pen into a sappy image of imperial stouts and earthy Trappist ales. See here the big and the bold beer. The craft beer. The, oh god this sounds so silly, artisan brewer stirring a wooden paddle through a thick resting mash. Yes, these are all fine things that define ...

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The Session #60: WTF is a Growler

Jeremy Short · February 3

The Session is a monthly beer blogging topic. This month's topic comes from Kendall Jones at Washington Beer Blog.

The first time I homebrewed the friend who walked me through the process told me he would pick up a couple growlers beforehand. WTF s a growler, I asked. He replied simply, it's just a glass jug for beer. Oh. Well that's simple enough. And, if homebrew isn't available, there's nothing quite like a fresh beer from a local brewery to ...

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The Session #59: I Almost Always Drink Beer, But When I Don’t…

Jeremy Short · January 6

The Session is a monthly beer blogging topic. This is my first time participating and oddly enough the topic isn’t about beer.

I almost always drink beer, but when I don’t I drink… I drink. Well, I mean, I guess… this is a harder question than it seems. Water. Water is nice. But that seems a bit boring. What about coffee? I do drink a lot of coffee when I am not drinking beer.  And coffee is brewed. Brewed, hey, that’s kind ...

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