I must confess that I've never had any of traditional beer mixes mentioned in their Session announcement. So for this beer cultural conscience raising experience, I decided to experiment with the Lightplater, a mix of a bitter and light ale by putting a Northern California spin on it. I've enjoyed Anchor Brewing's new spring Saison release with its tangy lemon character. For the bitter, I chose the Northern California version of the traditional bitter, the session IPA that's all the rage these days. One of my favorite session IPA's is Lagunitas Day Time IPA.
|Anchor Saison and Lagunitas Day Time IPA, poured|
in a Gordon-Biersch glass to complete the
Northern California vibe for the Lightplater
Maybe the bigger question is this: "Is it possible to create this beer with these flavors from a single mash, boil and fermentation?" My guess is the answer is no, but I'll leave those questions to the experts. I'm too busy enjoying a refreshing Northern California Lightplater to worry about stuff like that.