"What's HOP-ening?" Twenty-Six Acres' January 2017 Brew of the Month
Jan 23, 2017 04:34PM
By Melanie Heisinger
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company's "Industrious People" Ale. Style & Notes: American IPA, 6.7% ABV, 65 IBU
Who doesn't love a good craft brew to warm up with while the weather is storming outside? Cabarrus Magazine pairs up once again with Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company for the featured Beer of the Month!
This month's featured brew is the "Industrious People" Ale to add a little balance of Citra and malt to your winter.
This hearty, biscuity-bodied brew is one of Twenty-Six Acres' first taproom staples. It is an American IPA brewed with a base of Maris Otter malt, while also using a nice balance of Centennial and Citra hops to give the beer a juicy hop punch. To boost the grapefruit note, they finish off by dry hopping the brew with even more Citra. And finally, a tasty masterpiece is served.
Style & Notes
A Little Ale History
The name "Industrious People Ale" comes from an anecdote about Arthur Dobbs, who was the Royal Governor of North Carolina Province from 1754 to 1765.
In 1745, Arthur Dobbs and Colonel John Selwyn purchased a tract of 400,000 acres located in present Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties from Henry McCulloch of London. His Report to the Board of Trade gives us the first glimpse of Cabarrus County where he found 75 families living.
He found what he called an "industrious people," with five to ten children in most families, raising horses, cows, sheep, and hogs. On top of it all, these people raised crops of Indian Corn, wheat, barley, rye and indigo.
We imagine they put that barley to good use!
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