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The Style Guide v. VI: Session Ales

The Style Guide v. VI: Session Ales

As I sit here on this sandy Chicago beach, staring out into Lake Michigan, secretly sipping a Six Point Crisp, I've found inspiration for the next edition of The Style Guide, "session beers." The thing is, "sessions" are not a designated style at all, at least not according to the BJCP. Session beers are more the product of marketing; breweries trying to sell more beer and make certain craft styles more approachable by advertising their "drinkability". And yet, I don't care, it's the perfect beer for the summer season, so we are gonna talk sessions anyway.