If you’re a fan of IPAs, like me, then you know that some of them can definitely pack a solid punch due to their higher than average alcohol content. I don’t usually mind that, but what happens if you want to enjoy more than two or three at a sitting? Enter the ‘Session’ IPA. Session beers, by definition, are designed to be lower in alcohol. This allows you to enjoy a few more of them before you have to take a break.
There are several different Session IPAs (SIPAs) on the market today. Some hit the mark and give you that hoppy punch you expect from an IPA. Others fall a bit short in my opinion. One that hits the mark for me is Son of Birdserker from Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor). One thing that might help, at least for me, is that Son Of Birdserker has some Rye in the mash and I’ve found that I really enjoy beers with a bit of Rye in the malt bill. Set for release today, January 6th, Son Of Birdserker is generously hopped and uses a variety of hops, including: Bravo, Nugget, Calypso and Comet.
Here is a bit more information from Black Raven Brewing Company:
Release date: Tuesday, January 6th @3PM
The Son of Birdserker is brewed in the session IPA style with the addition of rye in the mash. This beer presents the hop bitterness and flavor of an IPA but in a more refreshing, lower alcohol version. Hop varieties include Bravo, Nugget, Calypso and Comet.
Taproom draft and growler fills only.
22oz bottles will be available late January 2015.
Considering the plethora of over-the-top Triple IPAs coming up next month, including the beer from which this SIPA is derived: Birdserker Triple IPA, you might want to take the time to enjoy some lower alcohol brews before punishing your liver with all those high octane Triples. As noted above, Son Of Birdserker SIPA will be available on tap (growler fills OK) starting today at 3:00 PM and 22oz bottles should arrive very soon. Head down to Black Raven Brewing today and pick some up.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.