Punjabi Pale Ale<< Back to Beer Finder
Our award-winning IPA brewed with beautifully complex English Crystal Malts and hopped with citrusy American Columbus, Cascade & Centennial.
Malts: Pale, Crystal 77, Carastan
Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Cascade
Yeast: English Ale
O.G. 15.2 Plato F.G. 2.2 Plato
India Pale Ale (IPA) is a style of beer that has a rich and fascinating history and evolution. First brewed in England in the 19th century, IPA resides within the broader category of pale ales, (themselves dating to the 17th century) a term denoting ales which have been brewed from pale malt. Before 1835, IPA’s were referred to as “India Ale”; “pale India Ale”; “pale ale as prepared for India”; or “pale export India ale.” An advertisement in the Liverpool Mercury newspaper published January 30, 1835 first coined the expression “India pale ale.”
As the name connotes, these beers were brewed for ultimate consumption in India, for British troops stationed there in the late 1700s. Early shipments, traveling around Africa in oak barrels, did not make the voyage without deteriorating. Hops, lots of hops, were added as a necessity to preserve the beer, and by extension giving the beer the wonderful flowery, hoppy, (some say bitter) aroma. Historians believe that an IPA was then watered down for the troops, while officers and the elite would savor the beer at full strength.
“Punjabi” is the adjectival form of Punjab, a large region in South Asia where these five rivers flow: Sutlej; Raavi; Chenag; Jehlum; and Beas. “Punjabi” may refer to Punjabi people, food, culture, architecture, and of course our Punjabi Pale Ale.