Greene King can trace its origins back to 1779 when Benjamin Greene set up a family brewing business in the Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. In 1887 his grandson Edward Greene joined forces with another local brewer, Frederick King, and the business rapidly evolved into one of the largest breweries in England, with over 148 pubs under its control by 1900.
Greene King IPA is the brewery’s flagship ale. Its refreshing taste is achieved through a careful balance of four simple ingredients – malted barley, yeast, water, hops – brewed in a way that honours traditional methods such as adding the hops by hand. The drink is enjoyed in over 20 countries across the world, and its popularity has been bolstered by the addition of IPA Gold and IPA Reserve to the Greene King family.
For Greene King IPA Gold, the brewers add the hops at a later stage of the boil. This brings out tropical fruit aromas and spicy notes, which are followed by a clean, bitter flavour and a crisp, dry finish. As a lighter ale, Greene King IPA Gold complements fish or pasta.
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