Summer is officially underway! That means sun, fun, heat, sweat, and a constant need for refreshment. H2O is what you should be drinking whenever advanced motor skills and attention to detail are needed, but once the hard work is done and you have some time to relax, a refreshing adult libation is what should be in your glass.
The good people at Cigar City Brewing and Skatepark of Tampa understand the need for such a drink when the time comes to kick off the flip-flops. In fact, they understand this so much that they collaborated and created a beer called After Sesh. Here’s what they have to say about it:
Originally released in 2018 to celebrate Skatepark of Tampa’s 25th anniversary, After Sesh Ale begins life as an American Golden Ale brewed with Two-Row and Munich malt and Willamette hops. Curacao orange peel is added during whirlpool, pairing ripe citrus qualities with bready, cracker-like maltiness. Post fermentation, lime is added to further accentuate the beer’s citrus complexity. After Sesh boasts aromas of lime leaf, Valencia orange and fresh cut grass, preluding similar flavors on the palate with light salinity, crisp bitterness and zesty carbonation, making this the perfect cool-down beer to enjoy after a skate session or any time you’re with friends. After Sesh Ale clocks in at 4.5% ABV and 36 IBU’s.
With its combination of citrus, salt, and sweet malt, it sure does sound like Cigar City and Skatepark of Tampa have come up with a beer that pairs perfectly with warm weather and relaxation. Words and pretty packaging are nice and all, but the only way to find out if they brewed up a winner is to taste it, and that’s exactly what we did on the latest episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table. To find out what we thought of After Sesh, click the play button on the following video:
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