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Homebrewing: How to Brew a Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale

This relatively new style has suffered a tumultuous childhood because of a crisis of identity and contentious origins. Pacific Northwestern zymurgeo-egoists have dubbed the style Cascadian Dark Ale, often arguing that "black pale" ale makes no sense and, besides, this ale is dark and made with Northwest hops. Those outside the Northwest have argued that the style has no exclusive ties to the Northwest and that "Black IPA" tells a potential drinker what to expect: hoppy like an IPA, but dark. More

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