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International IPA Day

IPA Day

Today is IPA Day.

Hooray!

But wait, why does IPA get it’s own special day when we don’t toast, say, Stouts, or celebrate a Lager Day?

India Pale Ale get so much credit because it’s without a doubt the hoppiest day of the year.

Ba-dum-dumptsch!

Seriously though, beer drinkers, brewers and bars use the day to collectively toast what is regarded as craft beer’s most iconic style.

Here’s a quick history lesson. Back in the day colonial Britain had a problem where their citizens living in India couldn’t get good British ale and any attempts to ship it in resulted in spoilage. A brew with a generous amount of hops to protect it from heat and motion was the solution. When a ship leaving London with the India Pale Ale on board was wrecked, the casks were sold in England, which was a hit, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Jump onto twitter and connect with other IPA fans using the hashtag #IPAday

Or upload a photo of yourself to Instagram drinking one of our IPA’s and include the #DevilsPeakBC to win prizes.

Better yet, pull in to the Taproom to celebrate with our IPA pairing tray, comprising:

Red Wine IPA – Mushroom and Gorgonzola Risotto

Kings Blockhouse – Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Pickled Red Cabbage

Black Rye IPA – Hanger Steak Pie

Imperial IPA – Cape Malay Bobotie served with Yellow Rice

There will also be some experimental IPA’s on tap for you to try: one that is dry hopped with 100% Amarillo hops, one with 100% Citra hops and one that was brewed and dry hopped with 100% South African hops.

Otherwise you can also buy a case of our award winning Kings Blockhouse IPA.

Cheers!

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