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Muddy Waters, Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, Mississippi

The SessionI was not kidding Friday when I tweeted that The Session would give me a chance to post a picture of the cabin outside Clarksdale, Mississippi, that Muddy Waters left behind when he moved to Chicago. Here it is, preserved in the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.

I might have been a bit giddy, but with good reason. You’ll recall marching orders for The 118th gathering of The Session went like this: If you could invite four people dead or alive to a beer dinner who would they be? What four beers would you serve?

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Session #118: Who’s coming to dinner and what are we drinking?

The SessionWelcome to The Session #118. I’ll be the host today, inviting a few guests and picking some beers. As you may recall the theme is pretty simple:

If you could invite four people dead or alive to a beer dinner who would they be? What four beers would you serve?

We played this game here in a slightly different way almost exactly nine years ago. I think the results made for some interesting, even educational, reading, which is one of the reasons The Session has been around for 118 months, right? The choices certainly were diverse, with more musicians picked than brewers. Only three guests were invited to more than one dinner — Michael Jackson, William Shakespeare, and Martin Luther.

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Reminder: The Session #118 meets Friday

The SessionJusIt a reminder: The Session #118 is Friday. I’m the host, so I hope you have plans to contribute. I’ve done a book signing where nobody showed up and can tell you that isn’t pretty. In fact, when I think back I don’t feel so bad about Borders going out of business.

In case you missed the announcement, here is the plan.

If you could invite four people dead or alive to a beer dinner who would they be? What four beers would you serve?

If the questions look familiar it might be because we played the game here nine years ago. It was fun, so let’s take the show on the road. To participate, answer these questions Friday in a blog post (or, what the heck, in a series of tweets). Post the url in the comments here or email me a link. I’ll post a roundup with links some time the following week.

The Session #118: Who you gonna invite?

The SessionIt has come to my attention I am hosting the 118th gathering of The Session in a few weeks. I obviously had not thought things through back in March of 2007 when I suggested we do this once a month. I didn’t have an exit strategy, but I certainly did not anticipate The Session would still be going more than nine years later. So here I am hosting for a third time and looking for a theme unlike the 117 that came before.

How about this?

If you could invite four people dead or alive to a beer dinner who would they be? What four beers would you serve?

If the questions look familiar it might be because we played the game here nine years ago. It was fun, so let’s take the show on the road. To participate, answer these questions Dec. 2 in a blog post (or, what the heck, in a series of tweets). Post the url in the comments here or email me a link. I’ll post a roundup with links some time the following week.

Session #117 roundup posted

The SessionHost Csaba Babak has posted the roundup for The Session #117, during which he asked contributors to take a look at the future of beer and what we’ll see more off.

He has a proper summary, but here is the short version: diversity of ingredients, historic styles, diversity of people, less, indigenous brewing styles, stress on freshness, unfined, “schtick”, small & local, fake.

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