The History of the IPA

IPAs (India Pale Ales) have exploded in popularity over the past two decades as they've become synonymous with the craft beer boom of the 21st century. But before companies like Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head brought the IPA to the masses, who was brewing it? Was the beer really designed to last the long voyage from England to India? And when did it first arrive, in all its hoppy glory, on the shores of the United States? This video "The History of the IPA", first appeared on