In the beginning of the year I gave you my 12 beer predictions for 2012.
#11 stated that session beers still won't reach mass popularity in 2012. Well, Lew Bryson is obviously trying to prove me wrong because April 7th is now Session Beer Day.
Despite my prediction, I'm actually thrilled about this. It's about time light-but-flavorful beers caught on.
So what the hell is Session Beer Day and how do you take advantage of it? If you didn't participate in the Stout Day last year you might be wondering how these beer days work.
Basically, Session Beer Day is held nation-wide but you'll want to head to a local bar or brewery who is participating, and hopefully many do. The onus is on them to provide session beers and all you have to do is drink.
Here's some more help:
How to celebrate
- Most importantly, drink < 4.5% abv beer on April 7th.
- Encourage your local bars, restaurants, and breweries to offer session beers.
- Join The Session Beer Day event on Facebook.
- Spread the word.
Need help finding session beers? Lew started a session beer list that should help you out.
Update: Here is a resource page that consolidates a lot of this information and answers questions. Use it.
Ken Weaver and RateBeer put together a huge list of < 4.5% beers grouped by state.
And coincidentally, I recently wrote a post on Primer Magazine called 10 Light Beers that Still Pack a Flavor Punch. So no excuses for not being able to find a beer.
Will you be joining in Session Beer Day? Know what you're going to drink yet? I'm still waiting to see what the Denver beer scene has in store but I imagine there will be plenty of great choices. Crabtree's delicious Berliner Weisse comes to mind…