In praise of session beers

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Re: In praise of session beers

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Re: In praise of session beers

Postby ercousin » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:21 am

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More [decent] milds and bitters in the Ontario scene would be great.


The brakeman's session ale is pretty good. Haven't seen too much mention of that one.
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Re: In praise of session beers

Postby liamt07 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:37 pm

ercousin wrote:
liamt07 wrote:


More [decent] milds and bitters in the Ontario scene would be great.


The brakeman's session ale is pretty good. Haven't seen too much mention of that one.

Had one last night (can). Can't speak to how "fresh" it was, but it was a pretty average pint. And not too "mild" at 4.8%, although it falls within the acceptable range for a bitter (albeit at the high end of the spectrum).

More interested in having some stuff <4% ABV tbh...
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Re: In praise of session beers

Postby Belgian » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:26 pm

liamt07 wrote:More interested in having some stuff <4% ABV tbh...

And since these contain more water and less alcohol, a different tax category & price range would be very "socially responsible". I believe the current lack of pricing incentive drives people to buy a little more ABV for their money if the prices are universally pretty high, just my impression...

We should get a bill passed that supports inexpensive milds and bitters!
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Postby icemachine » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:40 pm

I was disappointed in how that article failed to give mention to Grand River's consistent production of low ABV beers.
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Postby mintjellie » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:16 am

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Postby dale cannon » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:56 pm

at 4.2% abv I find harviestoun bitter & twisted is a nice session option. unfortunately, and to Belgian's point, $3.50 may be an issue for some.
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Postby liamt07 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:50 pm

dale cannon wrote:at 4.2% abv I find harviestoun bitter & twisted is a nice session option. unfortunately, and to Belgian's point, $3.50 may be an issue for some.

Sell me a quality mild for $10 for a 4 pack of tall boys and I'll buy it. I think that's a reasonable cost.
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Postby matt7215 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:07 pm

liamt07 wrote:
dale cannon wrote:at 4.2% abv I find harviestoun bitter & twisted is a nice session option. unfortunately, and to Belgian's point, $3.50 may be an issue for some.

Sell me a quality mild for $10 for a 4 pack of tall boys and I'll buy it. I think that's a reasonable cost.


my homebrewed mild cost me about $7 for 5 gallons so $10 for 2 litres sounds reasonable to be
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Postby liamt07 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:07 pm

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dale cannon wrote:at 4.2% abv I find harviestoun bitter & twisted is a nice session option. unfortunately, and to Belgian's point, $3.50 may be an issue for some.

Sell me a quality mild for $10 for a 4 pack of tall boys and I'll buy it. I think that's a reasonable cost.


my homebrewed mild cost me about $7 for 5 gallons so $10 for 2 litres sounds reasonable to be

It's tough to find a decent beer that's not a pale lager at the LCBO for $10 a 4-pack of tall boys. I think <$10 for a mild/bitter (considerable less malt and hops required for the brew) is more than fair.

*cough* Junction Brakeman's Mild @ $12.50 for a 4-pack *cough*
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Postby Belgian » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:56 pm

I wonder if you could pull a Gary and make your own perfect session ale with a correct proportion of sparkling water. This is essentially high-gravity brewing the MolBatts use, applied to a much higher quality single-batch original product. Wonder what would actually work in terms of which beer and how to reach a correct final gravity. Is there any technical reason why this would not be like a good session ale?

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Postby mgmoney » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:42 pm

Stay Classy from Bellwood's imho
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Postby Belgian » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:34 pm

mgmoney wrote:Stay Classy from Bellwood's imho

That's a good opinion IMHOOYHO.

I could drink the bejeez out of that, it's on at the BW retail store right now, 4.50 per 500ml. Funny I'm drinking a Mikkeller Cream Ale right now and it's about as good and I want more of it.
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