The rise of craft beer means that the array of styles can be a little daunting for those just discovering the world of beer. The Beer Book Club is a chance to get together and discuss the great works of beer and learn a little bit more about beer styles, history, techniques, flavours and ingredients.
Join us for the June edition as we unearth the origins and debunk the myths of the India Pale Ale.
The evolution of the IPA begins back in the 18th century. When ordinary beer couldn’t withstand the equatorial heat on the months-long journey from London to the then British-colonised Indian subcontinent, a new pale ale was born.
A recipe with high doses of hops and a higher alcohol content, the brew made it into the hands of the British Indian troops unscathed, and was dubbed “the beer for India”, or so the story goes.
Since then, IPAs have come a long way from their humble beginnings in 18th-century London. A beer once brewed out of necessity has now become a signature style in modern craft microbreweries across the globe as consumer tastes demand more hop driven creations.
Try six exceptional examples of the IPA at this month’s Beer Book Club.
Location: The Alliance Hotel, Spring Hill
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm