The Complete History of the IPA, Part 3: India-Style Ale is Born

When we last left the story, bitter beer was all the rage, England turned India into one of it’s colonies, Burton Upon Trent was becoming one of the most important brewing cities in the world and George Hodgeson invented the India Pale Ale and there was much rejoicing. Okay, I lied, about that last one. As I hinted last week Hodgeson has gotten a lot of credit for the style but no evidence suggested he…

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