BridgePort India Pale Ale bottle with poured pint and tap handles


In 1995, the Gambrinus Company, a craft beer company located in San Antonio, Texas, purchased BridgePort Brewing Company from its original owners, Dick and Nancy Ponzi. Phil Sexton, an Australian brewer and then-executive at Gambrinus, worked with BridgePort Brewmaster Karl Ockert to develop an India Pale Ale for the brewery. Released in 1996, BridgePort's IPA was a runaway success, gathering fans and awards in its wake. Seen here with its original label, it is often credited with Portland's subsequent outpouring of enthusiasm for hoppy ales.

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