Brewers Publications Presents Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BA–Sharing a beer or two with friends is one of life’s many joys. Session
beers, whose mild strength invites more than one round, adhere to
high-quality standards and are dedicated to balance and drinkability
above all. The latest release from Brewers
, Session
Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance
by Jennifer Talley,
explores the history behind some of the world’s greatest session beers,
past and present.

In recent years, brewers have reinvented traditionally stronger classic
beer styles to something more suitable for casual drinking sessions –
giving beer lovers the freedom to celebrate community while consuming
less alcohol. Such beers can be challenging to brew, but they present
many opportunities to showcase skill, flavor and refreshment. In Session
, Talley provides valuable information about the brewing
processes and ingredients that can be used in development and explores
popular recipes from some of the best brewmasters in America.

“A veteran of low-ABV ‘session’ brewing, Jennifer Talley brings an
enormous amount of practical and technical information to this subject.
It’s obvious her time at Squatters Pub Brewery in Utah fostered respect
for the art and soul of brewing beers under 4.0% ABV,” said Tomme
Arthur, co-founder and brewmaster, Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Co. “As
someone who has been at this business of brewing for over 20 years, I
can honestly say this book provided some keen insights into the thought
processes and execution behind these fickle beer styles. I guess you
actually can teach an old dog new tricks. I for one cannot wait to share
this information with my brewers.”

Talley’s brewing career began in Salt Lake City as brewmaster at
Squatters Pub Brewery. She honed her skills through a variety of
positions at Salt Lake Brewing Company, Redhook Brewery, Russian River
Brewing Company and Auburn Alehouse in Auburn, California. She is a
Cicerone Examiner, craft beer industry speaker, technical committee
member for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas and a national
and international beer judge. She has received over 20 awards from the
Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer CupSM
and was awarded the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft
Brewing in 2011. She resides with her children in Grass Valley,

Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers
by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and
professional brewers as well as 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, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.

Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

ISBN: 978-1938469411
Price: $19.95

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Matt Sutton,