WHAT IS SESSIONABLE?
Sessionable is a taphouse scheduled to open in the Spring of 2017 in Portland, OR. We’ve found the perfect space on lower Division (3588 to be exact) and we’ve started a complete overhaul of our new home. While we’re not open quite yet, rest assured we’re building out a great space to enjoy great sessionable beers and small plate dishes to accompany them!
WHAT ARE SESSIONABLE BEERS?
Sessionable beers are any which have low ABVs (in the 2-5 percent range). This lower alcohol content means that beer lovers and aficionados can imbibe a couple of rounds without the level of intoxication that accompanies higher octane beers.* Ideally, sessionable beers are light enough to be enjoyed with food and conversation without sacrificing flavor.
* This doesn’t mean you can drink irresponsibly and drive home or expect an immaculate liver. Don’t be stupid – they still have alcohol and all that entails.
WHY THESE BEERS AND NOT IIPAS, IMPERIAL STOUTS, ETC.?
Nothing against other kinds of beer: we love all kinds. From heady sour beers to plain old Pabst in a can, we enjoy the whole range – we brew it, drink it, judge it in competitions, we’re even giving up our day jobs to start a taphouse. And while we like the aggressive, high ABV, hoppy beers that dominate the scene in Portland, we decided we’d try something different that isn’t really well-represented in the Pacific Northwest’s beer scene.
So, if you’re looking for a place serving mainly those bold, grab-you-by-the-collar sorts of beers, we’d be happy to recommend a few great ones in the Portland metro area (you might even see us there). If you’re looking for a place where you can have a couple of pints and a snack with some friends and not have to hit the snooze button eight times the following morning, check us out. That being said, we will also offer select ‘after-session’ beers for special kegs, which will have higher ABV.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD GOES ALONG WITH SESSIONABLE BEERS?
Practically anything, yet we’re working with local purveyors to design a menu to complement the beers we’ll be serving so stay tuned.