Slow Fest – A Celebration of Session Beer

In April, the first ever Slow Fest was held in Boston, MA. Put on by Dig Publishing (the folks who publish Beer Advocate Magazine), Slow Fest was a celebration of low alcohol beers (under 5% alcohol by volume or ABV). As a big “session beer” fan (a term used to describe lower alcohol beers) I was excited to get a chance to attend this event.

The Slow Fest included over 30 breweries, including some that would surprise you to know brew quite a few low alcohol beers, like Stone and Victory. In addition, the Slow Fest incorporated an element of slow food to accompany the “slow” beer.

Slow Food is a movement that is centered around getting people to be more aware of where their food comes from and taking the time to enjoy meals. It’s essentially the complete opposite of “Fast Food”. A perfect pairing for craft beer, which despite a debate on the definition of the term, really is the opposite of mass produced beer.

The event was a great chance to try a lot of flavorfull beers, perfect as the temperatures rise and session beers become more of what I crave.

Hopefully they will do this event again next year. If they do I will certainly be there, and as always, I”’ be here for the beer.

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280 Responses to “Slow Fest – A Celebration of Session Beer”

  1. novabeerfly says:

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  2. novabeerfly says:

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  3. novabeerfly says:

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  7. novabeerfly says:

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  8. novabeerfly says:

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  9. novabeerfly says:

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  10. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to? have something that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  11. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have something? that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  12. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to? have something that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  13. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have something that I can just sit back, relax and? enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  14. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have something? that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  15. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to? have something that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  16. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have something that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially with a? nice thick burger

  17. novabeerfly says:

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  18. novabeerfly says:

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  19. novabeerfly says:

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  20. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have something that I can just? sit back, relax and enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  21. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have something that I can just sit back,? relax and enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  22. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have? something that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  23. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have something that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially? with a nice thick burger

  24. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have something that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially? with a nice thick burger

  25. novabeerfly says:

    [..YouTube..] I like that idea…..while I do enjoy a nice big bold beer….it’s also nice to have something? that I can just sit back, relax and enjoy…especially with a nice thick burger

  26. Sounds like a great beer festival. Nevertheless, you lost me at “…not stuffing your face with whatever you can get your hands on…” (about 2:10)

  27. Session Fest… Sounds like a great afternoon of beer drinking!

  28. Great to also see the lower and mid strength ABV beer getting a plug and place on the table… especially now that the mega ABV beers by UK and German beer makers are getting a lot of hype. There truly is a beer for every occasion.

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