I originally was planning on a black IPA. But in light of a couple announcements earlier today I am going to switch this over to a bitters. My plan is to have a bitters brewed and ready for Session Beer Day, April 7th. Granted I will be playing around with the recipe floating in my head a bit more but my current plan is a golden bitter with both Challenger and EK Goldings hops.
I have always liked the idea of a session beer; something with lower ABV so you can happily drink a few and still be ok. I am a firm believer that it is the flavor and not the booze that draws me to beer. To that end I have brewed a number of beers with lower ABV. It wasn’t that long ago that I had a 3.5% Kolsch on tap.
I think I may even name this beer Bitter Tears Repeal Beer. April 7th was chosen for Session day because that was the day that 4% ABV beer became legal to brew before the repeal of the 18th Ammendment.
Enough of this … I need a pint