Here at VinePair we rely on our readers to keep us honest. Last week, a loyal, handsome and thoughtful reader named Ken emailed the following to VinePair headquarters: Come on now, what’s the real difference between ale, lager, stout, bock, dunkel, pilsner, saison, IPA, APA, EIEIO, etc., etc.? Are you guys just screwing with us (I’m […]
My new day job comes with many perks, such as a paycheck and free coffee. The money is probably my favorite part, because I’m a crass jerk with no soul or trust fund, but I really do appreciate the coffee, too. It’s not just a couple of vacuum pumps of hours-old, gas-station grade Deluxe Tuscan […]
Imagine: You finally crack open that IPA you’ve been saving for a special occasion (one of these 10, perhaps?). Your family, friends, and that overzealous guy at the beer store have been crowing about how it essentially tastes like the second coming. But when you open it, the flavors everyone was so excited about seem muted […]
It’s a bit tricky to track beer sales statistics because there are so many competing definitions of what even counts as beer, never mind what counts as craft beer, but most sources seem to agree that IPA accounts for about a quarter of the better beer sold in America.
IPA continues to be the style of beer consumed in massive quantities by craft obsessives and that consumption doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. The beer’s rapid rise has naturally resulted in differing riffs on the style, with West Coast IPA being the most widely known, but another regional version has recently been making […]
It would be difficult to pinpoint a period, since the dawn of time, when food and beverage enthusiasts have had it better than they do today. Yet, sometimes, we still can’t see the table (or the bottle) for the farm. For a certain type of consumer, one who uses organic mustache oil or at least […]
There is no denying that the real ”King Of Beers” is the mighty IPA. As craft beer continues to eat macro-beer’s market share, one style, and one style alone, reigns above all others – the IPA. There are literally thousands of IPA options to choose from at this point, from breweries across the country. And […]
Looking to shake up your Cinco de Mayo drinks routine? Then try this craft beer-influenced take on the always delicious Paloma. Ingredients: 1 shot of Don Julio Blanco Tequila 10 oz Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA Instructions: Pour tequila over ice in pint glass. Fill with beer. Garnish with lime and enjoy.
IPA is by far the world’s most popular style of craft beer. But while many of us drink it regularly, there are lots of assumptions and myths that we take as fact, but that often pure fiction. Here are 9 facts about IPA that you probably didn’t know.