August 7 is National IPA Day

I am celebrating right now
Happy IPA Day

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Today’s IPA History:

  • The first known use of beer, “India pale ale”, IPA, was in the Sydney, Australia 1829/
  • IPA is consistently the top selling craft beer style in America, representing around 18.4% of total craft beer sales.
  • Double IPAs (also referred to as Imperial IPAs) are a stronger, very hoppy variant of IPAs that typically have alcohol content above 7.5% by volume
  • American-style IPA is generally drier and uses American hops to give an intense hop profile with more floral, citrusy, piney, or tropical characteristics.
  • English-style IPA is generally maltier flavored brew that uses English hops and yeasts, giving a more fruity and herbal aroma with a lower ABV than American IPAs.

Today’s Food History

  • 1782 Andreas Sigismund Marggraf died. A German chemist who discovered beet sugar, which led to the development of the modern sugar industry.
  • 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion. Protesting the 1791 federal tax on distilled…

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