Brooklyn East India Pale Ale Cask

by Johnny Taproom

November 10th, 2011

FRIDAY November 11, 2011 @ 6pm

We know its getting a little chilly out now and this is the season for porters and stouts but being the hop-heads that we our we just couldn’t help ourselves. Our friends over at the Brooklyn Brewery have created a cask-conditioned version of their East India Pale Ale and we are going to be pouring it out this Friday at 6pm. We tried to come up with a way to describe this lovely beer in our own words but turns out its best to let those who make it tell you all about it. Hope to see you TOMORROW!

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale is inspired by the original East India Pale Ales brewed in England in the early 1800s for the troops in India. Eventually, these beers became known as IPAs. Everyday English ales were spoiling during shipping from London, aound Africas Cape of Good Hope, to Calcutta. Using extra malt and hops, British brewer George Hodgson developed an ale with the bitterness and strength to endure the long sea voyage, giving rise to a great beer style. Our East India Pale Ale is a deep golden beer brewed from British malt an a blend of hops featuring the choice East Kent Golding variety. It is traditionally dry-hopped for a bright aroma of hops, lemongrass, pine and citrus fruit, and has a robust bitterness, a warming malt palate and a clean hoppy finish. We think Hodgson would be rather pleased.