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April 20th, also known as “420”, is a day that has been long associated with the celebration of plants of a certain variety that happen to bear a striking resemblance in both taste and smell to hops. So in recent years, several local breweries have decided to shift the focus on this special day to the hoppiest of beer styles; the India Pale Ale or IPA. India Pale Ales historically were hopped heavily as a preservative to keep beer fresh enough to survive long and brutal ocean voyages but now the hoppiest of IPAs have found home on U.S.A.’s West Coast. Many West Michigan breweries have also embraced this love for hops and have chosen to recognize it on this special day.
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