IPA’s have been the biggest trend in beer for a while, but now the trend is shifting towards a lower-alcohol yet flavorful category – the session IPA. How does this differ from the IPA’s that have been most popular in recent years? Mostly, the alcohol content. While not uncommon for IPA’s to range from 7% to 11% alcohol in recent years, the session IPA’s are typically in the 4% to 5% range.
We currently have a terrific variety of session IPA’s at Pemberton Farms. Two of our current favorites are Founder’s “All Day IPA” and Stone Brewing’s “Go To IPA.” Founder’s Brewing describes their “All Day” IPA as: “The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.” Stone Brewing’s “Go to IPA” was featured recently in the LA Times and is described as “a new year-round beer that brings a hoppy punch, but leaves out the alcohol kick.”
Enjoy one or have them all. After all, that’s what session beer is all about.