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Hazy IPA’s date to the 16th-century?

VooDoo Ranger Juicy HazeI'm browsing the news while sipping on a Juicy Haze IPA from New Belgium and I run across an article on VinePair about stonemasons in 1565 Ireland getting a daily beer allotment of "14 pints of ale."

This Juicy Haze comes in 12-ounce cans, so a little back-of-the-napkin math says that in order for me to consume 14 pints today, I'm going to have to drink...19 cans!

Éire!

It was also high in oat content, which may sound trendy today — oats, once reserved for stouts and porters, are now a key component of the ubiquitous hazy IPA

If you are looking for a break from the everyday citrus or pine IPA, New Belgium's Juicy Haze might be right up your alley. Think of it as a 7.5% ABV Hefeweizen (so plenty of head and lacing!) that's still easy to drink like a hefe and doesn't give you the sour taste of a citrus IPA. I don't recommend trying to use hammers and chisels after drinking a few, though.

-- Scrib