Session Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4 - 5.1%
  • IBU: 10 - 30
  • Color:   2+ SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.034 - 1.040
  • Final Gravity: 1.004 - 1.010

Any style of beer can be made lower in strength than described in the classic style guidelines. The goal should be to reach a balance between the style's character and the lower alcohol content. Drinkability is a character in the overall balance of these beers. Beers in this category must not exceed 4.1% alcohol by weight (5.1% alcohol by volume).

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.