Deeply rooted in legends and religion of India, the Banyan tree is a source of strength, longevity and security. As with the mighty banyan, our Double India Pale Ale starts with a rich, malty foundation followed by bold hops with crisp, long bitter/sweet finish with hints of citrus, grapefruit and pine flavors.
TThe banyan symbolizes strength & long life in the myths and religion of India. The manner in which a banyan tree grows is quite unique in that its lateral branches send roots down to the ground. These roots which hang from the lateral branches to the ground then enlarge into trunks and develop new branches, which in turn send more roots to the ground. A single tree may spread over a large area and appear as a small forest.
This aspect of a central trunk that branches out to send out more roots becoming new trunks symbolizes an individual’s personal growth. Each lateral branch being a new experience which then roots and creates a new foundation of knowledge and growth. In a way, the entanglements of the roots and branches all under the vast canopy echoes the interweaving of the past, present, and the future.