National IPA Day on August 7, 2020, celebrates the beer known as India Pale Ale Beer.

While the IPA is one of the most popular types of craft beers, it’s also making a resurgence with local microbreweries. Many are experiencing success as their brew finds its way into local restaurants and pubs.

Northern Brewer - Kama Citra Session IPA India Pale Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit - Makes 5 Gallons

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Northern Brewer – Kama Citra Session IPA India Pale Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit – Makes 5 Gallons

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The IPA seems to have developed out of an idea from the 1700s. When shipping ale to India, adding hops to the beer increased the longevity of the brew. Brewers thought that hops preserved the beer for long voyages to hot climates. One London brewer gained attention for his ability to brew this particular style of beer. George Hodgson shipped many casks of pale ales to India from London. However, no one knows for sure when or who coined the name India Pale Ale.

IPA Indian Pale Ale - Amazing Gifts - Pint Beer Glasses - 4pcs

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IPA Indian Pale Ale – Amazing Gifts – Pint Beer Glasses – 4pcs

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Brewers ferment barley to make India Pale Ales. Depending on the length of fermentation, the tannins may cause some bitterness in the beer, even after adding the hops. While IPAs have a reputation of being bitter and hoppy, not all are. They also tend to be crisper than other beers.

IPA Indian Pale Ale - Amazing Gifts - Beer Mug Glasses - 4pcs

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IPA Indian Pale Ale – Amazing Gifts – Beer Mug Glasses – 4pcs

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HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalIPADay

Raise your glass on National IPA Day and enjoy this day with friends. The beauty of participating in a National Day such as this one is the support you provide for local craft brewers…Cheers! Post on social media using #NationalIPADay