GDB: You caught a little bit of flack for using the phrase “session” when describing your 7% ABV IPA. A lot of people are passionate about session beers and properly defining them. In your mind, can a 7% ABV beer “sessionable?” And, if you could go back, would describe your IPA any differently.
Orcutt: Yes I would absolutely use different word choices. That was poorly worded and I freely admit it. I’m even a session-loving guy…so I can understand people’s umbrage. The whole idea with our IPA is creating something that is uniquely balanced and drinkable. One of our next beers, a pale ale-type, I’m describing as a Session Bitter. Something in the 4.5-4.7% range. I really do understand and appreciate the beauty of session beers, and how unique a drinking experience they provide.
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