Original IPA label from 2014
Our current IPA label from 2019

Characteristics

  • Redish-Amber in Color
  • 6,7 % Alcohol Volume
  • 60 ibu, strong bitterness
  • Dry hop of citrus, pine, stone fruits
  • Serving: 6-8° C,  served in a snifter glass

Story

The India Pale Ale was our first beer on the market in 2012.  The recipe is based on a California style India Pale Ale. In six years we have produced 29 batches of this beer, varied in size of 900, 1200 or 2500 liter fermentor each bottle is labeled with the batch # near the expiration date. This is our best selling beer.

*Historical note* In the 1700’s England would sail clippers on a voyage to their colony of India. But the casks of beer couldn’t make the four month voyage without going sour. So they developed a style where they increased hop bitterness , and they didn’t know it then, but they had decreased the pH making it less likely bacteria could grow. And by increasing alcohol also created a toxic environment for bacteria and this beer became known as ’India Pale Ale’ and is still served in India & England today. Then in the 1970’s, American craft brewers made a American version of the IPA with new hybrid hops giving unique bitterness & aromas, and a new technique, the ’Dry Hop’. After the beer has finished fermenting, they would toss on these new hybrid hops to give a intense aroma. When we first brewed this beer in 2013, most Swedish brewers were only doing the English style, and a American IPA was quite unusual.

Finding it

Mostly sold in Systembolaget