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Home / Articles / Eats / Beer & Chees /  Sessions Public serves brunch for the thirsty
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Monday, Jul 30, 2012

Sessions Public serves brunch for the thirsty

The fastest way to my heart is through my stomach, but starting with my liver works, too

By Ian Cheesman
f-beer Photo by Anita Cheesman

These days, a trek to the west end of Interstate 8 invariably means that I’m going be doused by Shamu’s bathwater, to my daughter’s delight. It was a pleasant change of pace to instead shunt my family to Sessions Public (4204 Voltaire St. in Point Loma Heights) to partake in its new Sunday beer brunch.

Taps & Toast is another way in which Sessions Public has attempted to shift the beer scene’s center of gravity a bit farther north. It was among the first to have 20 craft-brew taps in the Ocean Beach area. It created Drink the Point, a free, monthly shuttle service that explores the Point Loma / Ocean Beach beer circuit. It’s also hosting the Battle of the Barrios “beertail” contest running through August, pitting mixologists from different neighborhoods in a drunken cage match.

It isn’t so much a brunch that features beer in a meaningful way as it is a locale where they coincide, but I was anxious to try it. I have a real weakness for breakfast foods and believe it important to support anything that makes drinking before noon socially acceptable. Frankly, it was tempting to abandon beer writing altogether as the promise of bottomless mimosas and sweet potato hash lured me into embarking as a foodie. Unfortunately, CityBeat has a strict policy that no more than 85 percent of its content can be food columns, so I returned to my contractual obligation of dropping “hoppy” before the article’s close.

The taps at Sessions Public will welcome a variety of tastes. The 20 draught selections embrace an abundance of styles, from local titans and relative newcomers alike. More importantly, I always enjoy seeing a special edition of a good beer, something that Ballast Point seems to deliver to Sessions Public pretty regularly. The day I was there, they had Ballast Point’s Serrano Pale Ale, but I’ve seen their beers doped with everything from barrel aging to ginger root there since.

Despite the turnover in tap selections, I was able to get informed commentary on the draught selections and how they would pair with my meal. Brunch may not have had made beer a focus, but most else at Sessions Public did.

Oh, I almost forgot: Hoppy.


Write to ianc@sdcitybeat.com and editor@sdcitybeat.com, or follow @iancheesman on Twitter or read his blog, iancheesman.wordpress.com.




 
 
 
 
 
 
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