India pale ales—a.k.a. IPAs have helped establish trade monopolies, influenced the way beer is flavored around the globe, and kicked off the modern craft beer movement. Celebrate National IPA Day on August 5, 2021 with nine fun facts about the beer you either love to hate … or hate to love. His Bow Brewery was stationed close to the East India Company’s dock, where the majority of the Indian trading ships came in and out. Although it might seem like there's bound to be a slowdown eventually, IPA sales are only continuing to gain momentum.