Once upon a time there was a beer. A beer with bold flavor and character. A beer that was supposedly America’s first IPA. But then the 1970s happened. The tastes of the masses changed, and not for the better. A tidal wave of flavorless lager rushed in. And this unique, legendary beer was washed away in the tide. Until today.
Pabst is brewing Ballantine IPA again, based on some educated guesses about the original 1960’s recipe. I’m going to have to see if I can find a bottle or three.