India Pale Ale (IPA)
India Pale Ale was developed in England during their colonization of India. The civilians and soldiers living there had no access to beer of their own, as tempertaures on the sub continent were constantly too warm for brewing. Attempts at shipping beer from England(usually the new 'Pale' ales that were becoming so popular) were foiled by the rocking of the waves and the high temperatures in the ships hulls, which spoiled the beer long before it reached its destination.
Back in London, a brewer named George Hodgson began brewing beer for export to India. The beer was brewed with a higher alcohol level, and higher hopping rates to preserve the beer on its journey. The beer was a success in India, and "IPA" as it came to be known, caught on in England as well and a new beer style was born!
Our India Pale Ale has a copper/golden colour with a slightly higher starting gravity and hop rates than our regular Pale Ale with medium aroma hops. The Brew House IPA is a perfect match for spicy foods and BBQ, as it has the fortitude to stand up to the 'big food' flavour, yet is still crisp and refreshing on the palate.
Bitterness: 50 IBU
Fresh grains make fresh beer: The Brew House Kit is made from 100% grain. The grains are cracked just before brewing and gently steeped in water at our custom designed German-style brew house. After the sweet wort is drawn off, it's carefully boiled with generous amounts of hops. Then, without adding water or concentrate, we aseptically package it for maximum flavour and aroma.