27. Who makes the best India Pale Ale? Not India.

We’ve got the hot, sunny weather for it, so why do commercial Indian beers leave you cold (and not in a good way)? Vikram Doctor rolls out the barrel and talks to pioneering microbrewers here in India about why ‘regular’ Indian beer is boring and tasteless and the ingredients that go into a truly great beer. Tracking the history of the India Pale Ale, he also talks to Pete Brown who recreated a typical pre-Indpendence journey of a barrel of beer from Southampton to Mumbai to Calcutta! But does the Indian palette prefer the mellow regular beer or is it up to the feistiness of a craft beer? Well, you’re thinking of cracking one open now… which will it be?

Music: Josh Woodward
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