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Beer spotters are no strangers to new styles and nomenclature that may or may not stick. Witness this year’s “Cold IPA,” which is just hoppy lager, or “India Pale Lager (IPL),” under a new name. Well, we have another entrant into 2021’s new beer buzzwords. It’s been said that one is an anecdote, but two ...

Trendspotting: “Pub Ale,” The British Invasion

Beer spotters are no strangers to new styles and nomenclature that may or may not stick. Witness this year’s “Cold IPA,” which is just hoppy lager, or “India Pale Lager (IPL),” under a new name. Well, we have another entrant into 2021’s new beer buzzwords.

It’s been said that one is an anecdote, but two are data, and now there are two DC-area breweries serving something called “pub ale.” What is it? You asked, and we answer, kind of, below!

Well @silverbranchus has a pub ale on nitro AND an Italian Pilsner. @citystatebeer has a pub ale as well. https://t.co/q6y1lNdEGu

— DC Beer (@DCBeer) July 11, 2021

City-State is DC’s newest brewery, and they feature Trainspotting: Green Bullet Pub Ale, so named for the current iteration with Green Bullet hops, which originated in New Zealand but are now grown in Washington state. It’s 4.5% alcohol by volume and if we were sticking to Beer Judge Certification Program style guidelines it would fit comfortably into the British Bitter category, 11a Or

Source: DC Beer

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