On March 18, Global Brew is hosting a launch party for Schalfly Special Release Export IPA. Launch party starts at 6pm and folks from Schlafly will be onsite to talk beer and hang out. Each pint will go for $4.
Our Export IPA (India Pale Ale) is a strong, heavily-hopped, British-style ale. This beer features a big malt backbone of 2-row and caramel malted barley. Export IPA has a high level of bi…tterness from English hop varietals: Pilgrim and East Kent Goldings, which lend a spicy lemon flavor. The English yeast strain adds a fruity component to the beer.
Export IPA’s were first brewed in England for British troops in India during the late 1700’s. To withstand the long voyage, regular pale ales were fortified with more malted barley, for a higher alcohol content, and extra hops, a natural preservative. Many believe this strong ale was then watered down for regular troops, while officers and the elite would enjoy the full strength brew. Today, most UK and American brewers recreate this style with alcohol content around 7%-8% ABV.