For many people, craft beer means IPA. That makes sense. The style has dominated tap lists and the press about beer essentially since craft beer went mainstream. Which makes you wonder: When will all the hype around IPA finally stop? I asked 15 brewers to find out. “Blight? Plague of locusts?
If you’ve purchased a beer in the last five years, there’s a very high likelihood that you’ve come across an IPA. It seems like every craft brewery has a flagship IPA in its lineup, and beer store shelves are crammed with beers with pictures of hops on the label. Yet despite its prevalence, you might still […]
Spring is here and with it those warm breezes that just beg for outdoor sipping. It got me thinking about beers that really blossom in the summer. After the long winter months, nothing gets me as excited as trying some new beers, especially ones that feel like they were designed with summer drinking in mind, so […]
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Like IPAs? You’re not alone! According to the Brewers Association, IPAs accounted for less than eight percent of the craft beers sold in 2008. But as of August 2015, 27.4 percent of beers sold were IPAs. That’s a huge amount of growth, and the popularity of IPAs will only continue to rise.
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.