Pretty Things Once Upon a Time, 1879, East India Pale Ale

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project
Formerly brewed at Buzzards Bay Brewing
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
5.9% English Pale Ale | 20 Ratings |
EAST INDIA PALE ALE, 1879, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND: Here’s the new one! We couldn’t help but want to brew a proper period version of the beer that started the craft beer movement here in the US and Ron came up with a brewsheet that launched many OUAT firsts. Not only does this one use English hops as would be expected, but also hops from Germany (including hops from Alsace that was only recently ceded to Germany from France) and California. Yes, you heard that correctly. We don’t even grow hops in California these days so it was surprise to see a Yorkshire brewery using them in the 19th century. First ever use of American hops in a OUAT beer.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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