An IPA Brewing Session with Alyson

While I was visiting the Netherlands, Alyson Lanciki, MarCom manager at Metrohm Applikon and brewer of the Metrohm anniversary beers, invited me to her Delft home for a brewing session with her and her husband. Alyson started brewing beer out of necessity: there were no bars in Delft serving good Belgian-style beers at affordable prices. But over time it grew into a passion. Now Alyson brews various styles of beer and has learned how she can influence the taste of the beer by adjusting the brewing process and also experiments with flavors that she extracts herself, for example, from oak wood, toasted coconut, vanilla, blueberry, and more. During our joint brewing session, we went for a rather simple (and easy-to-brew) style of beer: an India Pale Ale. If you’ve always wanted to know what it takes to brew an IPA, watch our video!

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    The name made me curious as it is virtually unheard of in India. Eager to learn more, I googled the origins of the word ‘India Pale Ale’. It appears that the name is a result of its popularity with British troops stationed in India in the 19th century, when the subcontinent was a British colony.

    Cheers to Alyson for the brewing lessons. You seem to be a beer connoisseur 🙂

    May 11, 2018 - 3:08 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Kappes

    Hi Chandu, the IPA also disappeared from Europe and the U.S. for a long time too and only came back when craft breweries started becoming popular. IPAs have been trending ever since. Who knows, maybe the IPA will make a comeback also in India soon!

    May 13, 2018 - 9:49 pm Reply

    I hope so too, Stephanie, after seeing the video 🙂

    May 14, 2018 - 10:39 am Reply

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