July 30, 2014

IPA Day in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Believe it or not, July 31 is International India Pale Ale Day, and it's being celebrated in Israel in Tel Aviv on Thursday night (July 31) and in Jerusalem on Friday morning (August 1).

The festivities begin in Tel Aviv at the Beer Market in Jaffa Port, 6:00 to 11:00 pm on July 31.  Visitors will be able to taste at least seven Israeli craft IPAs on tap (including Polar and Indira from HaDubim, Alexander Green, The Ugly Indian from Ronen, Zythos Wheat IPA from Sparrow, Malka's new Hindi, and Single Malt IPA from Laughing Buddha), and about six bottled IPAs (including IPA . . v'Zeh from Herzl, Ace IPA from Clara, Shesh-Besh from the Beer Bazaar, IPA from Sparrow, Desert Ale from Isis, and Eshibobo from HaDubim).

That's a lot of good beer.         

 Friday morning starting at 11:00 am, the action moves to the Glen Whisky Bar at 18 Shlomzion Hamalka Street in Jerusalem.  The bar will celebrate IPA Day with Hindi and The Ugly Indian on tap, and Eshibobo, Polar, Indira and IPA . . v'Zeh in bottles.

Food and snacks will be available at both locations.

If you love India pale ale, as I do, you should certainly try to attend at least one of these events.  For me, it's the hops that make beer beer, and along with the bitterness, the pumped-up alcoholic strength, and the surrounding complex flavors, no other style does it better than IPA.

When I commented to one of the organizers that perhaps the events should be postponed because of the war in Gaza, he replied, "Even in times of war we drink beer."

I apologize for the lateness of this posting.        

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