Monday, January 28, 2008

Beer Review: Dale's Pale Ale

What comes to mind when you hear "canned beer"? Cheap, watery, college...uncomfortable mornings? Maybe all of the above. However, there is hope for the canned beer, as I found out last weekend at the Mohegan Sun 2008 WineFest. Dale's Pale Ale is brewed by the Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Colorado, and is by far the best canned beer I have ever had. Somehow they have managed to rid every negative taste from a canned beer and bring forward all the taste of a well brewed pale ale.

Dale's Pale Ale
But why the can over the bottle? For those too lazy to read through their website, they list a few reasons, all of which seem to make sense. New aluminum cans are coated inside with a water-based coating so the beer and metal never touch; the can protects the beer from oxygen and light, both of which can lead to a nicely skunked beer; and cans are always a better choice for outdoor festivities.

For a list of bars and liquor stores that carry Dale's Pale Ale click here. Personally, I will be running down to Marty's on the corner of Harvard Ave. and Commonwealth Ave. to pick up a case.


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