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. Hop flavor coats the tongue and these beers finish with an assertive, but balanced bitterness.
pFriem Triple Hazy IPA is an evolution of the world of Hazy IPA’s. This beer is a nod to the East Coast inspired Hazy IPA’s meeting up with the West Coast monsters, Triple IPA. This creates a mouth circus of a beer with huge tropical flavors, peaches and cream, orange sherbet, and ripe tangerine. This beer drinks creamy, luscious, and smooth for how big and strong it is!
Russet gold with waves of haze topped with off-white cappuccino foam. Ripe aromas of tangerine, guava, papaya, passion fruit, peach liquor, nectarine, and lychee. A mouth circus of flavors- peaches & cream, whipped strawberries, orange meringue, prickly pear, and orange sherbet. Finishes as a super creamy hoppy treat!
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.