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Brewers Publications presents Session Beers: brewing for flavor and balance

Boulder, Colorado • September 5, 2017—Sharing a beer or two with friends is one of life’s many joys. Session beers, whose smooth strength invites more than one round, adhere to high quality standards and are dedicated above all to balance and drinkability. The latest version of Brewers publications, Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance by Jennifer Talley, explores the story behind some of the world’s greatest session beers, past and present.

In recent years, brewers have reinvented traditionally stronger classic beer styles into something more suited to casual drinking sessions – giving beer lovers the freedom to celebrate community while consuming less alcohol. These beers can be tricky to brew, but they offer plenty of opportunities to showcase craftsmanship, flavor, and refreshment. In Session beersTalley provides valuable insight into brewing processes and ingredients that can be used in development and explores popular recipes from some of America’s top brewmasters.

“Veteran of low ABV ‘session’ brewing, Jennifer Talley brings an enormous amount of practical and technical information to the subject. It’s clear that his time at Squatters Pub Brewery in Utah fostered respect for the art and soul of brewing beers with less than 4.0% alcohol,” said Tomme Arthur, co- Founder and Master Brewer, Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Co. “As someone who has been in this brewing business for over 20 years, I can honestly say that this book has provided accurate insight into the thought processes and the execution behind these finicky beer styles. I guess you can actually teach an old dog new tricks. For my part, I look forward to sharing this information with my brewers.

Talley’s brewing career began in Salt Lake City as a master brewer at Squatters Pub Brewery. She honed her skills working in various positions with Salt Lake Brewing Company, Redhook Brewery, Russian River Brewing Company and Auburn Alehouse in Auburn, CA. She is a Cicerone Examiner, Craft Beer Industry Speaker, Technical Committee Member of the Brewmasters Association of the Americas, and National and International Beer Judge. She has received more than 20 awards from the Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup℠ and received the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing in 2011. She resides with her children in Grass Valley, California.

Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of lasting value for home and professional brewers and titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With over 50 titles to choose from, it’s the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, home brewers and beer lovers.

Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

ISBN: 978-1938469411

Cover Price: $19.95

Contact: Matt Sutton (on behalf of the Brewers Association), (212) 255-8478


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The Brewers Association (BA) is the nonprofit trade association dedicated to America’s small, independent brewers, their beers, and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents more than 4,000 American breweries. The BA Independent Craft Brewer Seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers from small independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the beer world cupSM, Great American Oktoberfest®, Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®, FLAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Dining Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The new brewer® magazines, and Brewers publications is the largest publisher of brewing literature in the United States

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