India Pale Ale example STL wine and beermaking

  • India Pale Ales, or IPAs, began in the 1700’s when the British mainland would send pale ale to the troops stationed in England. Without refrigeration, the brewers added more hops which helped to preserve the beer over the course of the long trip.
  • Today’s IPAs are a much stronger breed than regular pale ales with an intense hoppy flavor and alcohol content ranging from seven to nine percent.
  • Different varieties exist in America, with West Coast produced IPA’s focusing more on hops, while those brewed on the East Coast place more emphasis on malt.



Brew your own India Pale Ale (IPA)!