By the 1790’s the British were established in India and needed beer, which was considered a staple in every household. India, however, presented serious problems for brewers. Hot temperatures, poor water and short supplies of basic ingredients made it impossible to brew beer. Attempts to ship beer out of Britain to Calcutta failed.
George Hodgson of London produced a pale ale of greater strength and bitterness than those he sold in London. The hops helped protect the beer from spoilage, as did the increased alcohol content. Hodgson’s India Ale arrived in Calcutta in fine shape-clear, strong, and bitter, with a big, resinous hop aroma. The word spread of India Pale Ale and people throughout England and the United States were clamoring for this wonderful new beer. The rage lasted through 1970’s, but lost steam in the 1980’s and became just another name for low alcohol bitters.
As craft beer has emerged and grown, so has IPA! IPA has helped grow Craft Beer to what it is currently today. There are now many shapes and forms of IPA, but they all share bright aromatic hop aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine.
pFriem Coconut IPA is an IPA that has been cellared on toasted coconut. The IPA base beer has oats and flaked wheat in it, making a soft and velvety base for the tropical forward flavors from the hops and the luscious toasted coconut. This fun take on a IPA is tropical, soft, and intriguing.
Cream of coconut foam on top of a golden body with a touch of haze. Tropical aromas of toasted coconut, pineapple, piña colada, papaya, and orange marmalade. Toasted flavors of coconut water, orange juice, pineapple juice, peaches and cream, vanilla, and Orange Julius. Finishes tropical, soft, intriguing, and fun.
Rich and hearty burgers, French fries and complex pizzas. Aged cheddar cheese, aged meats, and pickled vegetables. Indian cuisine that is spice forward and balanced by yogurt and cream-based sauces.