I.P.A.

WHO GIVES A MONKEY?

DUTCH SEAFARERS RETURNING FROM THE EAST WOULD OFTEN BRING BACK MONKEYS, WHICH THEY WOULD SELL TO TAVERN-KEEPERS TO PAY OFF DRINKING DEBTS. OUR I.P.A, WITH ITS HINTS OF BOTANICALS AND SPICE, IS A TRIBUTE TO THOSE SAILORS’ SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE AND QUICK THINKING.

INSPIRATION

WE LOVE I.P.A’S AND SET ABOUT MAKING OUR OWN; AN ‘INDONESIAN’ I.P.A. INSPIRED BY DUTCH EXPEDITIONS TO THE FAR EAST WE USE SOME OF THE RICH BOTANICALS FOUND IN THESE FARAWAY LANDS.


BREWED WITH:
CORIANDER

KNOWN AS ‘KETOEMBAR’ IN INDONESIAN. WE GRIND THE SEEDS, WHICH HAVE A CITRUSY FLAVOUR WHEN CRUSHED, TO ADD FRESHNESS AND A SPICY NOTE TO THE BEER.

WHITE TEA

ASIAN WHITE TEA IS THE RAREST AND MOST DELICATE OF ALL TEAS. ITS GIVES OUR IPA AN AROMATIC SWEETNESS AND LINGERING FINISH.


KEY FACTS:

6% ALC/VOL

70 EBU

30 EBC

Background

FLAVOUR

CITRUSY, FRUITY AND BITTER WITH A REFRESHING, LINGERING SPICE
SOUR
SWEETNESS
BITTER
FRUITY
CARAMEL
HERBAL

BEER PAIRING

DURING THE GOLDEN AGE, WHEN SAILORS RETURNED FROM DISTANT COLONIES AND FOUND THEMSELVES SHORT OF CASH HAVING PILED INTO THE DOCKS FOR SOME LONG-AWAITED DRINKING, THEY WOULD SETTLE THEIR BAR BILLS WITH PARROTS OR MONKEYS.

THESE PETS ACQUIRED FROM FAR AWAY LANDS WERE MORE OFTEN THAN NOT RIDDLED WITH FLEAS, LEAVING THOSE WHO SLEPT THERE WITH UNCOMFORTABLE ITCHES. THIS LED TO A FAMOUS DUTCH SAYING: ‘IN DE AAP GELOGEERD ZIJN’, MEANING TO GET INTO A DIFFICULT OR UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION. MONKEY BUSINESS INDEED!

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