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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Jennifer Talley's Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

When  I started out on my beer nerd adventure many moons ago, one of my favorite mentors was Jennifer Talley. She was the former head brewer at Squatters during an important time in my beer life. She taught me a lot about beer while providing an ocean of well crafted pints to learn from. Jennifer's knowledge of session beers earned she and Squatters a lot of praise during her time in Salt Lake City. Even though she's no longer in Utah and shackled with restrictions here commitment to brewing session strength beers remains strong.

Jennifer has penned a new book, about a subject we in Utah know all too well. In her new book, Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance Jennifer lays out the history and techniques of some of the most comfortable beers on the planet that adhere to high quality standards and are dedicated to balance and drinkability above all.

In Jennifer's words, beers were “sessionable” long before that word was coined, but brewers have reinvented traditionally stronger classic beer styles to make them, too, well-suited to casual drinking sessions. Responsible consumption of these high-quality, easy-drinking beers gives beer lovers the freedom to celebrate community and friendship while consuming less alcohol.

Such beers can be challenging to brew, but they present many opportunities to showcase skill, flavor, and refreshment. Session Beers explores the history behind some of the world’s greatest session beers, past and present. Learn about the brewing processes and ingredients to master recipe development. Explore popular craft session beer recipes from some of the best brewmasters in America, and discover why beer drinkers enjoy exploring and drinking session beers.

Jennifer is currently the Head of Brewery Development at Auburn Alehouse and has also brewed at Redhook and Russian River.

Her book is available now from these Online Retailers: Amazon / Indiebound / Barnes & Noble


1 comment:

El Rio said...

I just got this book and I'm stoked to read it!
Jenny was a big influence on me as well!