Carl, l need to dissapoint you but IPA is preety much as aincient as they get, yet still quite popular
The A at the end stands for Ale or top fermenting yeast culture brewed beer, or Ol in old Slacvic. This is most common natural wild yeast so allso the oldest. And yes, we do have some great breweryes here, althugh l must say untill recently Lagers dominated our part of the world. Never understood why, Ales are so much better.
About the taste, its all a delicate manner. A common everyday farm drink is apple wine. Some start to grimase just looking at this low alcoholic sour-bitter drink, but once you get used to it, it becomes your favourite drink.
Grandfather used to make fruit tea kombucha. Good stuff althugh l liked it young, l cand stand the smell of acetic acid.
Ha, l gave a megasized kombucha pad in our vinegar barrel. About a foot and a half dia.
Hmm partialy boiling birch sap might be a good idea thanks!
We used to collect the sap for straight forward drinking too as kids. Althugh we didnt drill holes but cut the twigs and tight a plastic bag around.
Ha, no hickory here Billy