Rurban Alestake and Evergreen IPA
City and Country brewers used a piece of evergreen on their alestake (a pole) announcing they had beer to serve. This beer celebrates the other "green" in brewing: hops, which are used for aroma, flavour, bitterness, and preservation. Those who like hoppy beers, like this India Pale Ale (IPA), celebrate their releases and drink them fresh, as patrons seeing an evergreen bough on the brewer’s alestake did in the past. That’s when IPA becomes IP Yay. Cheers for Alestake and Evergreen IPA!
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.