Bitter American Extra Pale Ale, 21st Amendment Brewery
A favorite of beer expert Josh Bernstein, this American session ale from the beloved San Francisco brewery is a great choice for IPA-loving hopheads. It offers a pronounced hop and malt character, but is easy drinking at only 4.4 percent ABV.
Not just a great name and label, but a great beer, too. The 4.3 percent ABV American Pale Ale from New York-based Butternuts Beer & Ale has been touted for its citrus hops aroma and malty, caramel sweetness.
For fans of darker brews, this popular Irish dry stout has a lot of character to offer for a beer that checks in at a mere 4.2 percent ABV. Per the brewery, "This signature brew pours like velvet and drinks like a slice of grandmas pumpernickel bread."
Another brew that wears its low-alcohol label with pride is this popular offering from session beer pioneer Chris Lohring Notch Brewing Company. The flavorful and well-balanced pils (or the equally enjoyable ale) is described as a nod to "the unfiltered Czech pilsners: crisp, herbal, with biscuit depth and balanced hop."
This acclaimed low-alcohol offering proves that the Southern California brewery has more tricks up its sleeves beyond intense, in-your-face beers. The 4.4 percent Levitation is characterized by its caramel and floral notes.
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312 Urban Wheat Ale, Goose Island Brewery
This lovely golden brew from Chicagos Goose Island Brewery gets its spicy aroma from the use of Cascade hops. Crisp, and a touch fruity, it's a great choice to enjoy with spicy snacks.