Session wrap-up wrap-up

This is a wrap-up to the Session wrap-up I posted last night and updated today… highlighting the extra links that came in since I’d first posted. (Updated)

  • Beer at Joe’s covers Mikkeller Big Worse with a unique slant: video blog (vlog?). Not quite in the way you think, either.
  • Jay at Brookston Beer Bulletin fights deadlines to get his Session post in: on Anchor’s Old Foghorn. As usual, Jay’s writing is lively and long and full of interesting tidbits; I didn’t know, for instance, that Old Foghorn was the first barleywine brewed in America after Prohibition.
  • Late entry! Greg Clow at Beer, Beats & Bites writes about Legacy Ale, from Victoria, BC.

The total number of bloggers participating, by my count, is 39. We wrote 41 entries (a couple wrote two), and over 65 beers were reviewed (along with three posts that weren’t about a specific beer).

The most popular barleywines, by my count of reviews:

  • Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot (various vintages): 6
  • Flying Dog’s Horn Dog: 4
  • Anchor Old Foghorn: 4
  • Stone’s Old Guardian: 4
  • Weyerbacher’s Blithering Idiot: 3
  • Talon True Style Barley Wine: 3
  • Mikkeller Big Worse: 2
  • Full Sail Old Boardhead: 2
  • Clipper City Below Decks: 2

If I were to count the notes to the Thomas Hardy’s vertical tasting Tomme Arthur posted, then that would win by a landslide: that’s 32 beers!

And, the announcement for Session #13the one-year birthday of the Session!—is up over at Beer Activist: Organic Beer.

At the risk of making my Sessions "All Deschutes, all the time!", I do have to say this is a well-timed topic since Deschutes Brewery just recently released their first certified organic beer: Green Lakes Organic Ale. It’s quite good, and I imagine I’ll be writing about it…


  1. Jon – I would call Green Lakes better than "quite good." I generally like to focus on one beer for the The Session, but if I do three or four in March then Green Lakes will certainly be in there.

  2. Stan… better than "quite good" it is, then! 🙂

    I actually *do* think it’s pretty top form for (what I consider to be) a classic American Amber Ale… so "quite good" was intended to be high praise! 🙂

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