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Professor Malcolm Purinton Interviewed by David G. Allan of CNN Travel

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“No!” said Malcolm Purinton over email, when David G. Allan shared his version of the IPA origin story, which someone once told him.

Dr. Malcolm Purinton is a beer historian and scholar who teaches world and food history at Northeastern University in Boston. He immediately poked holes in some of the premises of this story. “By the time the British were colonizing India, they had already been shipping beer across countries and oceans for centuries! You’ve heard of the Mayflower?” he replied.

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