Beer Style of the Month: English IPA

Origin: London, England: 1780ish History: IPA’s evolved from English October/Pale Ales that were shipped to India for the British Troops. These soldiers were given a ration of a gallon of ale per day! Sadly, these pale ales struggled on the long overseas journey from London, souring in the heat on their weeks long trip as they rounded … Read more

Beer Style of the Month: Dry Irish Stout

Origin: Dublin, Ireland: Late 1800ish History: Dry Irish Stouts evolved from attempts to capitalize on the success of London porters, and reflected a fuller, creamier, more “stout” body and strength. Irish stout diverged from London Porter in the late 1800s, with an emphasis on darker malts. Guinness was among the first breweries to use black … Read more

Beer Style of the Month: Belgian Witbier

Origin: Belgium, 17th Century History: This 400-year-old Belgian beer style sort of died out in the 1950. Thankfully, it was later revived by Pierre Celis at Hoegaarden, and has grown steadily in popularity over time, both with modern craft brewers (your favorite local) and mass-market producers (Blue Moon) Appearance: Pale straw to noticeably light gold in … Read more

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