It's been GORGEOUS in DC the last couple of days - low to mid 80s, very low humidity, nice breeze. Not your typical mid-June weather by any stretch. Knowing that the typical summer days in DC, by and large, SUCK from a weather perspective, it really makes you appreciate when the days are this nice.
That being said, "regular summer" is coming in tomorrow with a vengeance - by Friday, the heat index is supposed to be around 110 degrees. I don't care if you're one of these freaks that says "I like it hot" - that's a bit much. That kind of heat calls for strategic beer drinking - and you should always, ALWAYS be strategic when it comes to beer drinking. #lifetips
Peak Organic Summer Session Ale touts itself as...well, a summer session ale. The exact meaning of the term "session" is highly debated in beer drinking circles, but in general a session beer is considered a beer that comes in at 5% ABV or less, and that you can drink a number of in a finite period of time with only a small risk of falling off a cliff. So a beer named a "summer session ale" is putting a proverbial stake in the ground regarding its place in your strategic drinking plan.
Fortunately, the beer largely delivers on the expectations it sets. The head is a fluffy white with small, tightly packed bubbles. Clocking in at 5% ABV, it is right in the session beer wheelhouse, and it tastes like it - this beer is very quaffable, with a very light bitterness and a refreshing fruity hoppiness from the Amarillo hops used to dry hop the beer. This is not a game changer on the summer beer front - rather it's a solid entry into the category of "tasty beers I would enjoy drinking on a hot summer day." That's not a bad place to be, strategically.
Rating: 3 heat strokes out of 5