Muntons India Pale Ale Single Kit

$ 29.97

Keeping the British troops supplied with fresh beer out in the British East Indies proved to be a problem during the 19th Century.  The lengthy journey by sea spoiled ordinary beers so a special beer was brewed to survive the journey.  India Pale Ale was brewed to a high alcoholic strength to keep bacteria at bay during the voyage.  On arrival, the beer was watered down to normal pub strength for the troops. Officers, of course, had access to the non-diluted version!  This kit gives you the choice to brew the Troops' Tripple at approximately 4.5% ABV strength or the Higher Ranks' Reserve - a higher strength version at approximately 6% ABV.  (Only the Troops' Trippel complies with the "Reinheitsgebot."  Serve either version at cellar temperature (about 13C, 56F) to fully appreciate the light delicate flavor of these beers. Attractively boxed kit of 2 x 3.3 lb cans