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Hopheads Unite! International IPA Day – How are you celebrating?

Hopheads Unite!  International IPA Day – How are you celebrating?

If you haven’t heard, some rather clever craft beer fans have given us another excuse to raise a pint of my favorite frothy ale – International IPA Day!

Ashley V. Raulston, whom some of you may know as @TheBeerWench and Ryan A Ross (@RyanARoss) are the masterminds behind this holiday that’s well worth celebrating.  The inaugural International IPA Day is this Thursday, August 4th.  Learn more here, sign up here, and check #IPADay on the twitters for events near you.

For the uninitiated, IPA stands for India Pale Ale, and evolved from October ales in the 1800s.  This lightly malted, well hopped, higher alcohol ale was able to survive the voyage from England to India in the 1800s and gained a popular following.  Want to know more about IPA?  Uncover truth Vs. myth.

For many beer aficionados in the US, IPA is synonymous with American IPA, an interpretation of the original English IPA.  American IPAs are characterized by a robust herbal aroma, heavy on bitterness, and typically brewed using American hops – often so hoppy and bitter it can impart a drying of the palate.

International IPA Day in the Triangle

@AviatorBrew will have fresh hops delivered to the Aviator Tap House and Brewery Bar for your HogWild IPA…put the fresh hops right into your pint glass! http://fb.me/R2L7zpnK  They’ll also have a cask of Mad Beach aged on fresh cherries! http://fb.me/1cPPHp1B7

@RaleighTimesBar will start with 7 great IPAs and have more ready to rotate http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168447449894897

@DraftRaleigh will have 6 discounted IPAs available 

@TriBeer Meetup @RockfishNC Southpoint: $2 Peak Organic Hop Noir includes a free pint glass. 

 

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