Announcing The Session #31: Summer Beers

sessionI remember being a kid and riding my bike everywhere I went. Nothing was more satisfying to me back in the day than to come home from a long, summertime bike ride and putting back an ice cold glass of milk. It seemed to hit the spot time and time again.

Fast forward back to the present and things have changed. I still try and get a good afternoon ride in whenever I can but I’ve upgraded my old BMX wannabe for a plush touring bike. Milk and I have since had a falling out. We’re still amicable but I’ve moved on and traded up to a chill pint of beer.

Which brings me to this months Session topic: Summer Beers. With the summer coming to a close, what was your favorite beer of the summer? It doesn’t even have to be from this summer. Is it a lager or maybe a light bodied wheat ale? Maybe you’re drinking anti-seasonally and are having a barleywine or Russian Imperial Stout. Why is this beer your favorite? Is there a particular memory associated with this beer? How about a city? Maybe there was a particular dish that made this beer memorable? Spare no detail.

When you’re done with your post, leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of this page with a link to your contribution. I will read everyone’s submission and round it all up for a post on the 5th or 6th of September complete with all the appropriate links and recaps.

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32 Responses to Announcing The Session #31: Summer Beers

  1. Adam says:

    I love Alaskan Summer Ale. It is the perfect summertime beer.

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  3. Chris says:

    Hoptical Illusion from Flying Monkeys Brewery in Barrie, Ontario. A not too hoppy almost IPA. Goes down smooth and refreshing.

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  5. Chris says:

    This is shaping up to be a very fun topic—thanks for hosting!

  6. nemsis says:

    I am looking forward to this topic. Had a busy summer and I’m going to have a lot of trouble narrowing down all the different beer I tried.
    What a tough decision!

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  8. Derrick says:

    Hi Peter,

    Great topic, my post is up:

    Thanks a lot for hosting,


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  10. Ray says:

    Thanks for hosting this month’s Session. Here’s my contribution:

  11. Twin Beer says:

    Thanks for hosting Peter! This is our first Session post.


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  13. nemsis says:

    Great topic Peter, I enjoyed putting ours together. Thanks for hosting.
    Our blog is up at

  14. Beer Sagas says:

    This was a nice topic.

    My contribution can be found here:

  15. Brian Yaeger says:

    Good seeing you guys last night. And here’s my Summer beer Session, about a beer you’ll never find, unless you go to Puerto Rico, which may not be so terrible as far as the beer goes.

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  19. David Jensen says:

    Here’s my post:

    It won’t be published to the front page until later in the day on Sunday but the link above is active now. I actually ended up going a completely different route after I read the topic a second time. I went for 6 beers instead of one and I think that only two could be considered summer beer.

    Thanks for hosting!

  20. Submitted 2 days late, for partial credit, my post on Baby-Doc Duvalier, barleywines, and chilled cherry beer over ice.

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