Session beer n.
Any beer that contains no higher than 5 percent ABV, featuring a balance between
malt and hop characters (ingredients) and, typically, a clean finish - a
combination of which creates a beer with high drinkability. The purpose of a
session beer is to allow a beer drinker to have multiple beers, within a
reasonable time period or session, without overwhelming the senses or reaching
inappropriate levels of intoxication. (Yes, you can drink and enjoy beer without
To answer an often-asked question, the New City is nothing like the Old City…at least not one that anyone alive today has ever tasted. The new Falls City Beer is an Extra Special English Pale Ale. It is a “session beer”, similar to the pale ale Falls City made back in the 1930’s. Falls City was Louisville’s original micro-brewery with several different varieties of beer (including a Pale Ale). We intend to continue that tradition and appeal to the palates of all types of beer enthusiasts with seasonal beers. For now, our only brew is a really nice ale which is full-bodied and well-balanced with a nice finish. It is less hoppy than typical American Pale Ales, so the third and fourth ones are just as much fun to drink as the first. So if you’re disappointed (or relieved) we’re “not like the old Falls City”, we are! -- just more like the really old Falls City.