In this episode we take advantage of our newfound remote recording skills to go international for the first time. Mark and I are joined by Nick Smith, founder and brewmaster of Steam Machine Brewing in County Durham. In the first of a two part episode we explore the history of the India Pale Ale from it’s inception in 17th century up through the 1980s. As a lifelong resident of the United Kingdom and an amateur beer historian, Nick provides a wonderful perspective on the birth and evolution of the IPA in its homeland – starting from it’s origins as a refined refreshment for the British Raj up through its long, slow decline in the 20th century.
Don’t forget you can find this episode and earlier ones on our podcast page, in iTunes, or on Podbean. Just search for the Pat’s Pints Podcast.
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- An Outsider’s Perspective on the Divided State of British Beer
- Visiting one of England’s Smallest Breweries – Hill Island Brewing