Arkell’s Brewery doesn’t promise that its beer will cure your ailments, but a pint or two of its new brew, Hoperation IPA, might certainly help you forget about them for a while.
Hoperation IPA is the brewery’s latest seasonal ale and at a healthy 4.5% abv, it will certainly blow the cobwebs away.
Head Brewer Alex Arkell, has brewed Hoperation as an Indian Pale Ale (IPA), a beer style characterised by the use of high levels of hops, which enables the beer to stay fresh for longer because of the extra hop acids: the more hops in the recipe, the longer the beer will last. IPA got its name from British India and other outposts of the British Empire during the 19th Century. Living hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles from home, the British based there wanted a familiar beer and as a result of an IPA’s ability to last the long voyages, this style gained popularity.
Alex said: “IPA has had a recent surge in popularity and is now the most popular style of craft beer in the world. For Hoperation IPA, we’ve blended English and American Hops to create a powerful hop flavour in this Pale Ale with oats and wheat in the grist to provide a smooth rounded finish.”
Hoperation IPA will be available at all Arkell’s participating pubs throughout the months of March and April 2015.