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Slow Ride Session IPA

New Belgium Brewing Slow Ride Session IPA

Searching through our ample beer fridge for today’s Pint Break, I spotted the perfect subject: New Belgium’s Slow Ride Session IPA!

First released in January, this sessionable 4.5 percent ABV brew is an excellent accompaniment to a sultry spring day or a quiet office cubicle. Eight hop varietals (with Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin top-billed) provide citrusy bursts of fruitiness in both the flavor and aroma. The low alcohol content could fool some people, easily making anyone a “Fool for the City.”

Now let me slip on my Foghat and rework the lyrics to that band’s seminal 70s rock song…


Slow ride, drinkin’ easy

Slow ride, drinkin’ easy


I’m in the mood

this beer is tasty and light

Eight hops are blended,

we can drink ‘em all night


Slow ride, drinkin’ easy

Slow ride, drinkin’ easy


It goes down, so smooth, got to get those hops one more time

Hold one, drink one, Slow Ride Session IPA you’re so fine


– Chris Guest