We have brewed a Lonesome Cowboy with much less alcohol than the original version. We refer to this species as “New England Session IPA”. A Session beer is generally described as a low-alcohol beer (around 3% and 4%). We have succeeded in keeping it at 2.4%.
It is not entirely clear where the name “Session beer” comes from. A frequently heard explanation is that English factory workers used to like a beer during their breaks (“session breaks”). To guarantee productivity and to prevent the risk of accidents, special beer was brewed that contained less alcohol.
The “Session” Lonesome Cowboy is again deliciously hoppy with a strong citrus taste. A topper to enjoy on a summer evening!