Mission El Conquistador 

Mission has officially turned me off Session IPAs. I’ve never really been a fan of them, or Pale Ales, and this trend to water down an IPA and call it a session beer is erroneous. This is a perfect example of a tasteless IPA and since it is in a huge can, it just means more you have to pour out. Did I pour this one out, no, but I was close. 

Honestly, if I want a pale ale, if buy one, but stop disguising pale ales as session brews, please!


Austin BeerWorks

Support your local craft brewers. Whether it’s next door or the next town over. These guys and gals pour their heart and souls into the beers they brew for us. 

Austin BeerWorks is a local favorite of mine. I’ve watched these guys grow from a small beginner brewery With 4 taps, into a thriving Mecca of delicious beers. Their happy hour is 4 nights a week, allowing people to come grab a beer or 3 and take the pint glass home with them. With beers from their GABF award winning Peacemaker, Fire Eagle, and Black Thunder, their range of beers is outstanding and makes for a great outing. 

Cheers from Austin, TX!

Worst session IPA yet

So I’m already not a huge fan of session IPAs, as I find many IPAs to be session worthy. A session IPA might as well just be called a Pale Ale… But this Rebel Rider IPA from Samuel Adams is not good; not because it’s not a good beer, but it’s definitely not an IPA. Sam Adams must have accidentally brewed a Belgium beer and stuck it in this bottle… Not being a fan of Belgium beers, it was a very upsetting to take a swig of this and instantly want to spit it out. Fail.