India Pale Ale in India

I stumbled across the fascinating India Brew blog yesterday, and have been devouring their backlog of posts. This line in a post on the history of brewing in India really caught my eye:

Today no brewer in India makes India Pale Ale. All Indian beers are either lagers (5 % alcohol — such as Australian lager) or strong lagers (8 % alcohol – such as the popular MAX super strong beer). International Breweries Pvt. Ltd. have recently announced an intention to work with Mohan Meakin to produce and launch an India Pale Ale called Indian IPA from India’s first brewery at Solan.

A real Indian IPA would be interesting, and might (weirdly) also increase the chances of seeing IPA on the menu in curry houses in the UK.