National IPA Day is dedicated to India Pale Ale Beer, which is high in hops. It is a popular craft drink with a rich and long history. It is beloved in the USA and Great Britain.
Adding a lot of hops to beer began in the 18th century – this helped extend its shelf life. Due to the high hops content, the beer became extremely bitter, but softened during long transportation. During the 19th century, it gained in popularity.
After the First World War, the strength of this variety decreased. At first this happened due to a lack of grain, and then it became a tradition. With the development of craft brewing in the 1970s, India Pale Ale Beer was reborn in all its splendor and once again became the favorite variety of Americans.
- The strength and bitterness of modern India Pale Ale Beer varies greatly depending on the variety.
- English and American IPAs are very different.
- Tropical fruit-flavored hop varieties have now been bred and are very popular.
How to take part
Head to your nearest or favorite craft bar and enjoy your favorite drink to the fullest. Focus on the nuances of taste: depending on the variety, it can be shades of pine needles, orange peel, mango, pineapple, etc. Choose a beer with the optimal blend of bitterness and strength, or risk trying an unfamiliar version to broaden your horizons. The main thing is not to go overboard, otherwise you will not remember the vivid impressions, but awkward moments and headaches.
When is National IPA Day celebrated in 2024?
National IPA Day is observed on the first Thursday of August each year.