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National IPA Day

Raise a glass and join in the celebration - it's National IPA Day! Enjoy your favorite brews with friends and family.

Raise your glasses and get ready for National IPA Day on the First Thursday in August! This day is a celebration of India Pale Ale, one of the most popular styles of beer. IPA has been around since the 19th century and has become a favorite among beer drinkers all over the world. The popularity of this style can be attributed to its hoppy flavor and bitter finish that makes it stand out from other beers. With National IPA Day, you can enjoy an ice cold IPA with friends or family and celebrate one of the most beloved styles of beer. So mark your calendars and get ready to cheers - happy National IPA Day!

History of National IPA Day

National IPA Day Dates

National IPA Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>IPA Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The India Pale Ale (IPA) is invented by British brewers during the 1700s to survive the long journey to India for British soldiers stationed there.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>IPA Popularity in Britain</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the mid-1800s, IPA becomes popular in Britain and is exported to other countries. This is due to its distinct hoppy flavor, something not commonly found in other beer types of this era.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>American Craft Beer Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the loosening of homebrewing laws in US during the 1970s, a craft beer revolution begins, with IPAs being one of the styles embraced by these brewers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>IPA Resurgence in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the mid-1990s, breweries such as Goose Island and Dogfish Head help re-popularize IPAs in the United States by creating unique, flavorful, and hop-heavy versions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National IPA Day Establishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>Craft beer enthusiasts Ashley Rouston and Ryan Ross establish National IPA Day in 2011 to celebrate this beloved beer style and the craft brewing community.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>IPA Day Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Today, National IPA Day is celebrated annually on the first Thursday of August across the globe, with beer lovers enjoying their favorite IPAs and pubs hosting special events.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National IPA Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Brew your own IPA</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Brewing your own beer is a great way to celebrate National IPA day.  All you need is a few basic ingredients, a brewing kit, and a little bit of patience.  With a bit of practice, you can make your own delicious IPA in no time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a craft brewery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head over to your local craft brewery and sample some of their IPAs.  You can learn a lot about the brewing process by talking to the brewers and tasting the different beers they have on tap.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an IPA tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over for an IPA tasting party.  Ask each person to bring their favorite IPA and have everyone sample each one.  Try to guess the ingredients in each beer and have a friendly competition to see who can come up with the best flavors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take an online course</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Brewing beer is an art and science, so why not learn more about it?  Take an online course on brewing IPAs and learn the basics of how IPAs are made.  You'll be able to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend an IPA festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>IPA festivals are held all over the country where you can sample hundreds of different beers from all over the world.  It's a great way to celebrate National IPA Day and try some new and unique beers.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National IPA Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>IPAs come in a variety of styles</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From light and sessionable IPAs to hazy New England style IPAs, the range of flavors from these beers is incredibly diverse. Whether you prefer fruity and tropical, malty and sweet, or even bold and hoppy, there's an IPA for everyone!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>IPAs are great for pairing with food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The strong hop character in IPAs can cut through the richness of fatty foods like burgers and steaks while still highlighting subtle flavors. It can also stand up to spicy dishes like Thai curries or Mexican food. With its versatility, it's no wonder why IPAs are so popular when it comes to beer and food pairings!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>IPA is an iconic American craft beer</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What better way to celebrate National IPA Day than by popping open a cold one? When you crack open a fresh IPA brewed in the US, you're exploring centuries of brewing history that have made America's craft beer culture what it is today. Cheers!</p></div></div>

5 Shocking Revelations for National IPA Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There Are Three Main IPA Styles</h3><p class='facts-content'>There are three main styles of IPAs that have developed over time: English, American, and Double or Imperial. Each one has a distinct taste, owing to the specific hops used and its strength.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Alcohol Content of IPAs Can Be Quite High</h3><p class='facts-content'>IPAs are known for their relatively high alcohol content, which typically ranges between 5.5% to 7.5% ABV (alcohol by volume) for American-style IPAs, and can reach up to 12% ABV for Double or Imperial varieties.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hops Were Originally Added for Preservation, Not Taste</h3><p class='facts-content'>The bitterness we associate with IPAs today was originally a by-product of the historic brewing process. Hops were added to the beer to help preserve it during long voyages, which inadvertently led to its unique flavor profile.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>IPAs Are Responsible for the Popularity of Craft Breweries</h3><p class='facts-content'>The rise in popularity of craft breweries can be directly linked to the IPA trend. As beer drinkers started seeking out more flavorful brews, craft breweries responded by creating increasingly complex and unique IPAs.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>West Coast and East Coast IPAs Are Quite Different</h3><p class='facts-content'>West Coast IPAs are typically more bitter, drier, and have a similar color to pale ales. East Coast IPAs, specifically New England IPAs, are often less bitter, fruitier in flavor, and have a hazy appearance.</p></div></div>

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