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Belgian IPA: The Hybrid of Belgian Yeast & Hoppy IPAs

Belgian IPA: The Hybrid of Belgian Yeast & Hoppy IPAs

History of Belgian IPA   Brewing in Belgium stretches back some 2000 years, and the first recorded use of hops in brewing comes from Picardy, France in 822 A.D, about 1200 years ago. Picardy, France is less than 125 miles from Belgium, making it possible, even likely, hops were being used in Belgian brewing around this same time period. By the 1300s, hops were being cultivated in some of the Low Countries, including Belgium. Belgian beer is often typecast as only lightly-hopped and not very bitter. This stereotype is true to some extent. Belgian beers are often light bodied and...

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