Meet the Dutch Captain IPA. He regularly sailed around the world to look for new flavors and aromas for his beloved drink … IPA. But his journeys did not go without a hitch. He had to overcome many dangers. From harsh storms to cunning pirates and from hungry sharks to the sizzling heat. But nothing could stop the Captain from achieving his goal! Armed with his good courage and a can of DUTCH IPA, the captain was invincible. Captain IPA’s boat might have been made of wood, but the captain himself was a man of steel.

About IPA

IPA stands for India Pale Ale. The story goes that in the 17th century the English added extra hops to the beer they took on their voyages to the Indian colonies. Thanks to the extra hop, the beer would have a longer shelf life. IPA beers are immensely popular today and are known for their hoppy taste and colorful aromas. This makes IPAs extremely popular among both male and female beer drinkers with a good taste. It’s possible to brew an IPA for every occasion, dish or atmosphere.

Great IPA's come from great adventures

The stories and great finds of Captain IPA can be found on the DUTCH IPA cans. Each label tells about the dangers he has had to overcome and about the flavors that prevail over the relevant IPA.

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IPA from the can

True connoisseurs prefer IPA from a can to IPA from a bottle. Tin is better for taste and better for the environment.

Important facts:

  1. Sunlight affects the hops and therefore the taste. Tin is 100% light-tight and therefore ensures that the taste of your IPA is perfectly preserved.
  2. Oxygen also affects the taste. Bottles are never 100% oxygen sealed. Certainly not the screw caps. A can is 100% light-tight, so this too is an advantage.
  3. An IPA is nice when it’s cool. Cans cool faster than bottles. That can be useful, but it is also better for the environment because less energy is needed to get your IPA up to temperature.
  4. Tinplate is lighter than glass and it is better to stack. Logistically, this has major advantages over bottles. The transport of cans results in lower CO2 emissions than the transport of bottles.
  5. Tin can be recycled much better than glass. Tin can also be disposed of with regular waste.

IPA from the glass

You can empty a can of DUTCH IPA in one go in the DUTCH IPA glass. No worries, it fits exactly. Feel free to let the beer’s foam run a little over the edge. You will then receive a wonderfully sturdy foam head. Tough sailors are only really in their element when the foam flies around them ;-). Do not skim your IPA. Let the head go its own way. And don’t forget to smell your beer. The aromas are surprisingly delicious.