All About Beer Magazine - Volume 38, Issue 4
September 25, 2017 By

Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance
By Jennifer Talley
$19.95, Brewers Publications

Jennifer Talley spent nearly two decades brewing in a state that caps draft beer production at 4% ABV. Yet rather than being limited at Squatters Pub Brewery in Salt Lake City, Utah, Talley instead learned to perfect lower-alcohol beers in a variety of styles. Talley is the ideal author for a book such as this, wherein she draws upon her considerable experience to provide a history of session beers, from classic styles to more modern interpretations. Session-savvy homebrewers will especially appreciate the commercial and 5-gallon recipes from popular breweries, each prefaced with a section on the beer and the people behind it. –Daniel Hartis