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Session #142 announcement: One more for the road

The SessionFour thousand, two hundred and ninety nine days after I hosted the first Session one March 2, 2007 it comes to me to host what presumably will be the last on Dec. 7.

There was no exit strategy when I suggested this monthly gathering, but it was hard impossible to imagine it would still be going more than 11 years after 29 of us blogged about stout. Or, even using the Great American Beer Festival style guidelines, that there would be new styles to write about. But, a) we will depart without considering Brut IPA, and b) the topic each month turned away from specific styles long ago (only sometimes turning back).

Frank Sinatra: When Jay Brooks and I exchanged emails about the topic this month I flippantly suggested “Funeral Beers” seemed appropriate. You can call it “Last Beers” if you’d rather not think about how your friends might toast you when you no longer are participating. Or “One more for the road”* because that has a soundtrack.

Pick a beer for the end of a life, an end of a meal, an end of a day, an end of a relationship. So happy or sad, or something between. Write about the beer. Write about the aroma, the flavor, and write about what you feel when it is gone.

Add a link to your post Dec. 7 in the comments here, on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, wherever. I’ll give stragglers a couple of days and post a roundup Dec. 12.

*Yes, I know, the song’s title is “One For My Baby.”

8 Responses to Session #142 announcement: One more for the road

  1. The Beer Nut December 7, 2018 at 6:16 am #

    Thanks for providing closure! Here’s my valedictory contribution: https://thebeernut.blogspot.com/2018/12/tick-tock.html

  2. DaveS December 7, 2018 at 6:19 am #

    Did mine here:
    https://brewinabedsit.blogspot.com/2018/12/one-last-beer.html

  3. Derrick W Peterman December 7, 2018 at 7:22 am #

    Thanks for all you’ve done for The Session and hosting it one last time. I’ve come out of beer blogging retirement for this one post:

    https://ramblings-of-a-beer-runner.blog/2018/11/30/the-session-142-one-last-toast-to-the-session/

  4. Alistair Reece December 7, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    Thanks for hosting this final session, here’s mine:

    http://www.fuggled.net/2018/12/the-session-142-last-orders.html

  5. Jack Perdue December 7, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    Stan & Jay, thanks so much for this forum. I will miss it dearly. I have heard Stan speak at SAVOR and hope to meet you both over a beer some day. Here is my post for this, the last issue of The Session. Cheers! ~Jack

    https://www.deepbeer.com/journal/2018/12/7/the-beers-of-our-life

  6. Alec Latham December 9, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

    Kudos to you both! The Session has been an online phenomenon and linked beer writers from across the globe. Here is my contribution to the Session’s swansong:

    http://www.mostlyaboutbeer.co.uk/the-final-session-one-for-the-road/

  7. Alec December 10, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    There’s also this from UK blogger old mudgie (in case he doesn’t add the link here himself):

    https://pubcurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-last-pint.html

  8. Jay R Brooks December 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm #

    Thanks, stan, it’s been a great ride. Thanks for hosting the final one. Here’s mine. Cheers, J

    https://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/having-one-more-for-the-road/

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