CAMERON’S New Seasonal, the RPA!
CAMERON’S is very excited to introduce its newest seasonal, the RPA!
CAMERON’S Rye Pale Ale was originally brewed for the 2011 Bar Volo IPA challenge, earning 2nd place combining the best parts of these styles and adding the character of rye, we achieved a robust and unique brew. This fusion is hazy orange-amber in colour, with a well-constructed white head. It begins with an up front citrus aroma followed by a complex malt body with a hint of peppery rye which releases earthy floral British hop flavour on the finish.
It is made of a combination of seven different floral British and pungent American hops, some which are added in a dry hopping process. This involves adding hops directly to the fermented beer in the fermenter. The hops are well supported by a large malt bill of five character malts with a generous portion of rye which contributes to mouth feel and CAMERON’S Rye Pale Ale’s own special character.
Contrary to beliefs that rye is only used to make pumpernickel, it is also used in pale ales and the result is a spicy, dry, quenching beer, perfect for a Spring day. IPA enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised to taste CAMERON’S twist on the ordinary with this very unique and easy to drink brew.
Available only at the CAMERON’S Retail Store and select licensees throughout Ontario!
History of the IPA
Unlike many other delicious things, the IPA was not a fluke; it was a solution to a problem. In the early 1700s, any beer sent out for long voyages would spoil. Attempts were made to store the beer in the coolest place on the ship, but temperature fluctuations during the voyage made this impossible. British sailors and British soldiers in India were left without their delicious Ales! As the British civilian and troop populations grew in India, the frequency of trips increased and the demand for a solution to the beer problem grew. The India Pale Ale, or IPA, was invented. This style of Ale lasted through the long voyages due to the increased amount of hops it contained. This also gave the beer a unique hoppy flavour, which caught on in England after a shipwreck left several cracked casks of IPA to be sold on the mainland.
Read the full history of the IPA here!