Dominion City Two Flags IPA
An assertively hoppy but well-balanced and highly drinkable India Pale Ale, Two Flags IPA pours a slightly hazy, copper with strong citrus and pineapple aroma. Flavours include burnt sugar, grapefruit and lingering resinous hop bitterness.
Two Flags is brewed with Ontario barley and organic Red Fife wheat grown and malted in small batches a stone’s throw from Ottawa. Dominion City also works with local hop producers who are reinvigorating our province’s lost and once-great hop-growing traditions.
Originally brewed for British servicemen in India during the Raj, India Pale Ale was a solution to a problem. Traditional ales would spoil on the long journey, so brewers introduced a new style with more hops than English beer drinkers were accustomed. In addition to acting as a natural preservative, the result was a deliciously refreshing beer, perfect for the warm Indian climate. Late 20th century craft brewers rediscovered the style, brewing IPAs with powerful American hop varieties that created exciting new flavours and aromas. Cheers!
India Pale Ale & IPA
India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.