Jam Session ISA
Available April 11 through May 31, 2014
Spring is in full bloom, and its song plays the soundtrack to a beautiful season. Wanting to add our instrument to the collaboration, the McMenamin’s brewers were inspired to produce Jam Session ISA. A light and easy drinking beer that embodies the spirit of spring as it fades into summer. We jazzed up this session ale with an ensemble of hops and arrangement of malts. Brewed in the style of an India Session Ale, or Indie Session Ale (to avoid being main- stream), you’ll find a brew that has low alcohol levels and full flavor.
Chinook hops are the bass beat providing a driving pulse of citrus notes. Mosiac, Centennial and a dry-hopping with Falconer’s Flight hops play off each other creating a harmony of floral tastes and aromas which round out this symphony of hop flavor. We have used a composition of grains to provide balance to this masterpiece. Thomas Fawcett & Sons Golden Promise creates the backdrop to this subtly sweet perfor- mance, while Vienna and Crystal 15L provide hint of style and color to the vibe.
Being an India style, expect our quartet of hops to be the front man of this band; providing strong riffs of floral, pine and a beat of citrus. A majority of the hops are added in late additions, which provides full flavors and aromas without the bittering astringency. Whether you’re a hard-rock’n IPA drinker or a classical golden ale drinker, you’ll find the essence and song of the season in every pint. Enjoy a Jam Session ISA and turn up the volume your day up to 11.
Malts: Thomas Fawcett &Sons Golden Promise, Vienna, Flaked Barley, Crystal 15L
Hops: Chinook (First Wort, Bittering & Aroma) Centennial (Flavor) Mosaic (Flavor & Aroma) Falconer’s Flight (Flavor & Aroma via Dry-Hop).
Alcohol: 4.77% • IBU: 51 • SRM: 4