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Indian Summer?

In Food/Drink, India on February 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm

We were out tonight and couldn’t help but ask the bartender of where the Americans came up with the beer saying “Indian Pale Ale”.  Well, it turns out it’s from the American saying “Indian Summer”, ie a hot summer.

But did that mean, Indian as in American Indian or Indian Indian summer?  Our curiosity brought us here, where it states that it was originally meant towards the North American Indians, but that the Brits referred it to the India sub-continent!  Kind of figures, yet here on the US East Coast, no matter who the reference is for, we cannot wait for any kind of summer.

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