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Who Wants to be a Session Beer?

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sessionbeer‘Tis the season for sessions. But wait, what exactly is a session beer anyway? Yesterday we turned to the masses at Reddit to find out what canned, session IPA’s people turn to in the heat and were met with a wide variety of responses ranging from Evil Twin’s 2.7% AVB Bikini Beer to 6.8% Pizza Port Swamis IPA, which is probably stretching it a bit. There was even one creative gentlemen who used to mix New Belgium’s Ranger with equal parts water to create his own session IPA, claiming the old recipe had just the right amount of sweetness to make it work.

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June 18th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Top 5 Memorial Day BBQ Beers

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First of all, Happy Memorial Day everyone. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day here on Long Island, so what better way to celebrate America and the unofficial beginning of summer than with an outdoor beer or two? Here are our top staple BBQ/beach/picnic/general time in the sun beers. What beer will you be enjoying today?

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Founders All Day IPA: Though this one comes in bottles and cans, our summer vote is for the canned version. Easy drinking but not light on flavor, All Day IPA delivers the perfect hop blast for a hot day. Also, it never hurts that you can get a 15 pack for around $20.

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May 26th, 2014 at 9:54 am

All Day IPA (craft can) – Founders Brewing Company (2014)

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BLC Says:

Upon it’s release in 2012, Founders All Day IPA quickly became one of our favorite “session beers”, so we were super excited they started to can it. More exciting yet is that it is being sold in 15 packs that costs as much as most macro brew  12 packs. Perfect for summer in so many ways.

For the sake of this review we did pour the beer into a glass, but we won’t tell the craft beer police if you drink this one straight from the can. Founders All Day IPA pours a hazy golden yellow under a thin, bright white foamy cap with medium bubbles that leaves behind a bit of lacing.  The aroma is  slightly sweet with floral, light citrusy hops and a bit of resin present. A malty sweet caramel backbone is prevalent in the sip but the resiny, fruity hops are front and center. Though the body is light, it doesn’t feel thin in any way and instead just offers refreshment. The aftertaste leaves you with a nice balance of sweet and bitter, with slight floral flavors lingering.

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May 12th, 2014 at 10:18 am

All Day IPA – Founders Brewing Company (2013)

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Founders All Day IPA is sub-labeled “Session Ale”, making this their take on that rapidly growing section of the beer market. A “session ale” essentially means is a beer you can drink during a period of time (or session) without becoming overwhelmed by its alcohol content. These session beers can be consumed in reasonable quantity but should have full depth of flavor. Basically a brew in this style could take the place of a “light” beer (having a similar alcohol by volume or ABV) while providing a world of flavor not found in the world of Macro “light” beer. To learn more about session beer head over to the aptly named, Session Beer Project by Lew Bryson.

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March 21st, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Irelandia (Ireland + India) – Curried Cabbage & Pairings

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Saint Patrick’s Day is almost upon us and here at BLC that means cooking up something delicious (and maybe wearing a little green as well). Since no doubt we will soon be hearing the (let’s be honest, sometimes blaring) tones of bagpipes in the air it seemed like we should prepare something to honor this holiday from the Emerald Isle. It seems no Irish inspired meal is complete without cabbage, so in addition to our Blind Bat Stout Stew, we also cooked up a curried cabbage side dish. You may be asking, “Is this another recipe with a twist?” Yes, yes we did decide to add a twist to our cabbage. While we think corned beef and cabbage is a fine choice for your St. Pat’s celebration we wanted to try two recipes that were a bit different and offered some more depth of flavor to pair with the beers we would be enjoying. This side dish was savored with our stout stew, but it would make a suitable side dish for just about any St. Patty’s Day meal. This could also be turned into a hearty main course on its own by adding meat or tofu in the mix. This dish is savory, a little spicy and was quite tasty.

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