Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ipa-odyssey-tickets-32423768364
What is an IPA anyway?
The name, India Pale Ale, dates back to the 1700s when British brewers began sending hoppy pale ales to India. The style became immensely popular in England by the mid-1800s until Pilsner lagers from continental Europe began showing up.
Today, IPA is once again incredibly popular, at least in craft beer circles. To some beer lovers, IPA is scorned for being too bitter, but “hop-heads” can’t get enough of it. Meanwhile, craft brewers continue to experiment with newer hop varieties, brewing methods, and unorthodox yeasts, creating new IPA variants all the time.
Your host, Joe Wiebe – Thirsty Writer, will tell you the story of IPA from its earliest origins in 18th century Britain through to its resurrection by contemporary craft brewers in North America and its evolution into a wide range of popular craft beer styles: Black IPA or Cascadian Dark Ale; Red IPA or India Red Ale; Belgian/White IPA; Wild IPA; Double/Imperial IPA; Session IPA or ISA; Rye IPA or India Rye Ale; Brown IPA or India Brown Ale; and, finally, the New England or Hazy IPA.
Over the course of the evening, Joe will lead the group through a tasting of several different IPAs, including a special cask-conditioned IPA prepared by Bad Tattoo Brewing.
Tasting Seminar by Joe Wiebe at Bad Tattoo Brewing
on Thursday, April 6, 7-9pm
$25/$20 for CAMRA members, includes 6 beer samples