Daily beer project

Dale’s Pale Ale

Posted in American Craft Beer by dailybeerproject on August 7, 2010

I’ve seen ads for this stuff in Beer Advocate. It’s from Oskar Blues brewery out of Colorado and only comes in cans. Perfect for camping, the beach, picnics, and pretty much anything outdoors. Because while you can bring bottles for that stuff, cans are way easier and way more idiot proof. If all beer came in cans, we wouldn’t have to worry about idiots breaking or throwing bottles, either. But I digress.

Anyway, a canned beer isn’t of much use for the aforementioned activities if it isn’t good. Fortunately, Dale’s is awesome. Highlight of my trip to the Northwest, so far. Even though it’s not a beer from the Northwest.

It’s described as “voluminously hopped,” and while hoppy, is not overwhelmingly hopped nor the hoppiest beer I’ve tried by any means. The hops are more notable than the malt to be certain, but it works well for this beer. It goes great with food, but is also a good thirst quencher. And it’s strong. At 6.8% abv, it doesn’t take much.

If you can find it, buy some.

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  1. etiberius said, on August 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Brewed by an Alabama native who wants to distribute here-but can’t becuase of the screwy laws.

    • dailybeerproject said, on August 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      Well we can’t get it here either, FWIW. Even though it’s brewed in a neighboring state. We can’t get New Belgium beer. Or at least they won’t sell to the state store because it won’t refigerate. Can’t imagine state store would keep it fresh. I won’t complain about the selection, though, because we can get a lot of good stuff.

  2. Wyoming « Daily beer project said, on September 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    […] addition to the beers I drank while there, I was also able to stock up on Dale’s Pale Ale in Wyoming. All beer should come in cans, and all beer should be this good. I’ve also sampled […]

  3. New Benelux? « Daily beer project said, on October 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    […] delineation between pale ale and IPA is nebulous at best, with Dale’s Pale Ale being stronger and hoppier than Mad Hatter and various other IPAs. Of course for my purposes, I […]

  4. Retrospective « Daily beer project said, on January 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    […] I just had to name my favorite beer from Oregon, which in my mind is the epicenter of craft beer. Dale’s Pale Ale is worthy of a nod because it’s way good and comes in cans. But I can’t get it locally. […]


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