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Updated: The Comprehensive Brewery List of Chicago

Updated: The Comprehensive Brewery List of Chicago

CHICAGOLAND

Brewery Count: CITY (67), 'BURBS (109) Recently added: Englewood Brews (Englewod), Saint Errant Brewing (Elk Grove Village), Ravinia Brewing Co. (Albany Park), More Brewing Co. (Villa Park, IL), ALULA Brewing (Pilsen), Short Fuse Brewing Company (Shiller Park, IL)

Beer Thoughts: What Makes Beer Sessionable?

Beer Thoughts: What Makes Beer Sessionable?

NEW YORK, NY

Like many modern beer drinking trends, the idea of “session” beer starts with the British. It is said the earliest beer-drinking sessions started during World War I, when English factory workers were allowed to imbibe on the job during two daily sessions. Back then, the beer of choice would have been an under-4% English mild or bitter ale. So exactly what else is it that defines a session beer?