Saturday, 6 August 2011

Dale’s Pale Ale in a can by Oskar Blues Brewery

This can is another beauty I picked up on my last trip to Stockholm, courtesy of The Oliver Twist Craft Beer pub. I was hoping to find more of this stuff on the BSF stand at the GBBF but not a sausage, shame don't see it with any of the specialist Online or high st beer retailers either!...I suggest they tell their wholesalers to pull your finger out and go get some in.

Oskar Blues kicked off back in 2002 and was the 1st US craft brewery to 'just' do cans (draft at their pub) situated aprox 1,5 hr drive north of Denver at one of the gateways into the Rocky Mountains in small town Lyons, can you imagine what a beautiful place to own a brewery it must be. Dales Pale Ale is their core brand but they also brew some superb Imperial/Double IPA´s and Stouts. When these guys launched cans people laughed at them, Craft beer in a can, yeah right, today there are 130+ US craft breweries now doing cans and a couple now in the UK.

Poured a mostly clear copper colour with a medium off-white head, instant Citrus hop aroma then grapefruit even vanilla. Taste you first get the bitter hops then grapefruit, biscuit and Tangerines, the mouthful is silky and smooth and the after taste has notes of hops but not too much yep its incredibly well balanced.

If this were available in the UK I’d drink this everyday.

My Rating

Dale’s Pale Ale by Oskar Blues Brewery (6.5%) 8/10

Like always I recommend you check out the company website plus these guys are on Twitter too. @oskarblues


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