Thursday, April 07, 2016

7 April: today and in history.

Session Beer Day: 7 April!
  • Today, today:
    Happy Session Beer Day!
    Beer writer Lew Bryson's campaign to bring back 'session' beer, because a beer doesn't have to be big to be bold.
  • Today, in history:
    Happy National Beer Day!
    And, no! Prohibition did not end on this day in 1933.

  • Today, in greatness:
    Happy birthday, Lady Day!
    Musical genius, the beautiful, incomparable Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959) would have been 101 today.
    Billie Holiday (”Lady Day”) is considered by many to be the greatest of all jazz singers. In a tragically abbreviated singing career that lasted less than three decades, her evocative phrasing and poignant delivery profoundly influenced vocalists who followed her. Although her warm, feathery voice inhabited a limited range, she used it like an accomplished jazz instrumentalist, stretching and condensing phrases in an ever-shifting dialogue with accompanying musicians. Famous for delivering lyrics a bit behind the beat, she alternately endowed them with sadness, sensuality, languor, and irony.

  • Mr. Bryson defines American session beer as:
    • 4.5% alcohol by volume or less
    • flavorful enough to be interesting
    • balanced enough for multiple pints
    • conducive to conversation
    • reasonably priced

    If that seems is. Here's another definition: low-alcohol, but not low-taste. It's subjective. Live with it, and enjoy it. We're here to help make your night out more fun, more tasty, and more safe. Cheers!

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