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Friday. The Session. Be there.

Come Friday a bunch of us are going to write about stouts. The theme, class, is “Not your father’s Irish stout.”

Do we have to have a name, too? I’d like to get that out of the way, so I can help answer Alan McLeod’s question Do We Love the Beer or Brewer? and track all the chatter Lew Bryson provoke with his post What We ‘Owe’ the Industry, which was followed by a lengthy discussion at Beer Advocate.

Particularly since I disagree with everybody.

So in the interest of speed I’m picking a name, but not insisting Alan use it when he hosts in April. When we have hosts use the same name two consecutive months that will be the official name. (Kind of like the kid in “A Thousands Clowns.”) The danger, of course, is that it will become sport to keep picking different names.

I've got the next round

The name is …

The Session.


Another Round.


The Session.

Yes, The Session. Unless I change my mind before Friday.

12 Responses to Friday. The Session. Be there.

  1. Greg Clow February 25, 2007 at 3:15 pm #

    Good choice on the name, Stan. I’ll be happy to use it should I ever host one.

    Looking forward to it!

  2. Alan February 25, 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    Seeing as I voted for “The Session” I can hardly complain…but now what stout to try? What happens if everyone picks the same one though a massive fluke?

  3. Stan Hieronymus February 25, 2007 at 5:42 pm #

    “What happens if everyone picks the same one though a massive fluke?”

    I expect it would be quite interesting to see what different things people write about.

    And to your point to see, to the extent people choose to include them, how their tasting notes differ.

    Maybe that can be a theme down the road. Everybody write about the same beer.

  4. SteveH February 26, 2007 at 3:43 pm #

    Do I have to wear a suit and tie?


  5. Lew Bryson February 26, 2007 at 3:45 pm #

    Ah, sweet reason reigns at last: tell us what name to use! Good call, Stan, and thanks for taking the beer by the horns.

  6. Stan Hieronymus February 26, 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    Steve H: A tie would be nice.

  7. SteveH February 26, 2007 at 4:44 pm #

    Okay, but most of mine come from the Harry Anderson catalog…


  8. Tomme February 27, 2007 at 9:25 am #


    I think we should call the day “Lights Out?”

    But seeing how I will be in Belgium drinking Fresh Stella, Maes and Jupiler…

    I’m Out

  9. Stan Hieronymus February 27, 2007 at 9:27 am #

    A long ways to go for fresh Stella, but I guess we all have our priorities.

  10. Jay Brooks February 28, 2007 at 12:52 pm #

    I’ve created a logo for The Session. If you want to use if your post, it’s at the following page in three different sizes, with and without a subtitle (that will make sense when you see it).



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