Imperial beers are more of everything so does that mean a session beer is less of everything? Taphouse 101 this week answers the question.
Beer-lore says that the term can be connected to the WWI era when workers in England were allotted two drinking “sessions” during the workday. Lighter beers were created to ensure the workers were able to drink their fill and safely return to work. Today a session beer is typically defined as being between 3-5% ABV and can be applied to any style. The session beers in modern times thankfully are not “less of everything”. They are intended to be packed with flavor while not weighing you down.