Session Fest at Naked City Starts This Thursday

July 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

I think many brewers would say that one of the more challenging aspects of brewing is creating beers at low alcohol levels that still manage to have a full-flavored and interesting profile. Most brewers can easily throw enough hops or malt at a beer to pack in flavor, and higher alcohol beers can hide their flaws easier. It takes true skill to create beers that are low in alcohol, yet intriguing and pleasing.

If you’re a fan of these low alcohol beers, don’t miss Session Fest at Naked City Taphouse. The fest will feature over 25 different beers weighing in at 5% ABV or below, so feel free to have a few. Things kick off this Thursday, July 14, at 6pm and will run for more than a week through Sunday, July 24. There are currently sixteen beers confirmed for the event, and all hail from Washington. In addition, there are three ciders < 5% ABV that will be pouring.

– Current Draft List –

Session Beers at 5.00% Alcohol by Volume

5.00% Silver City Ziggy Zoggy Lager
5.00% Naked CIty Ewigelibe Hefeweizen
5.00% Maritime Oatmeal Pale
5.00% Golden Hills Clem’s Gold
5.00% Sound Belgian Pale
5.00% Sound Wheat
5.00% NW Peaks Bitter
5.00% NW Peaks Red
5.00% Big Time Primetime Pale
5.00% Odin Belgian w/ mace & cardamom
5.00% American Brewing Pilsner

Session Beers between 4.50% and 4.99% ABV

4.80 % Emerald City Dottie’s Lager
4.80 % Emerald City Whiskey Lager
4.80% Two Beers ISA
4.60% Two Beers Panorama Wheat
4.50% Anacortes Cream Ale

Session Beers between 4.00% and 4.49% ABV

4.00% Maritime Old Seattle Lager
4.00% Golden Hills Emez ( new release)
4.00% Odin Kolsch

Session Ciders between 4.00% and 5.00% Alcohol by Volume

5.00% Ace Pear
5.00% Spire Dark N Dry
5.00% Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear CIder

More info from Naked City and Northwest Beer Guide:

Further updates to the list are coming with a potential draft from Pasco’s Ice Harbor, Alpine, Epic Ales, Airways and many more.

Venue Location

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse (
8564 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 838-6299
Festival Hours (Daily)
Open Monday thru Thursday 4:00 PM to 11 PM
Open Friday 4:00 PM thru 1 AM
Open Saturday Noon to 1 AM and Sunday Noon to 11 PM

Calendar of Events
Session Fest Thursday July 14th, 2011 thru Sunday July 24th, 2011
There is no admission cost and beer pricing will be based on whether a schooner or pint is consumed. 24+ beers featured through the week with only 12 made available any given time. Look for this year to feature ciders as well.

Session Fest Brewers Night July 14th, 2011 Approx. 6 PM

Look for brewers who have contributed to this year’s festival to be in attendance.

With a huge send off (Thursday July 14th) we invite you to choose from 12 different beers all 5.00% Alcohol by Volume or below.  Plus as each brewery contributed beer is depleted another local, Washington beer takes its place. In all this week long event will feature over 24 different Washington breweries. And who knows we might even sneak in a few kegs from across the Oregon / Idaho border.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • FogNog

    Foggy Noggin Brewing’s ultimate session beer – Bit O’Beaver (English Bitter) – 3.4% ABV will be making an appearance during this great event.

  • JPD

    I’m looking forward to this. Two comments:
    – Elysian Brewery on Cap Hill currently has a really nice session beer on tap, at 3.4% ABV.
    – It’s rather questionable to call a 5% beer a session beer. Naked City is stretching the definition of that term with the above list. But based on FogNog’s comment it sounds like there will be some that aren’t listed above. A 3.4 English Bitter, that’s a real session beer!

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