One of our favorite beer trends has been the recent appreciation for session beers (low alcohol beers that you can keep drinking over the course of a drinking session) among brewers and drinkers. This Sunday, April 7, The Diamond in Greenpoint, Brooklyn will host a Session Beer Day starting at 2 p.m. They have promised a line up of nine beers that fall between 2.5-4.5% ABV and some “cheap” beef carbonnade.
American brewers have started brewing more of these types of beer – like Carton Boat Beer – but we hope to see some classic English examples of session beers like Black Cat from Moorhouse. The event comes on the seventieth anniversary of the Cullen-Harrison act, which amended the Volstead act to allow for beer up to 4 percent ABV.