Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dale's Pale Ale Has Arrived at the Inn... finished off the Smuttynose in record time, so we had to replace it with something else great. After receiving quite a few positive recommendations, John decided to give Dale's Pale Ale a try. He thinks you will enjoy it too, so we've got it for you in the infamous can or on tap for a limited time.

Beer Advocate calls Dale's Pale Ale, "One of the quintessential American hoppy pale ales of our times." It has received many accolades including:
 Top U.S. Pale Ale: New York Times
Gold Medal – 2010: World Beer Championships
World’s Best Canned Beer: Details Magazine
Top Five American Pale Ales:, 2005-2009
Gold Medal: Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival
Top Colorado Export: 5280 Magazine

The Brewery's description: "America’s first hand-canned craft beer is a voluminously hopped mutha that delivers a hoppy nose, assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and hops from start to finish. First canned in 2002, Dale’s Pale Ale is a hearty (6.5% and 65 IBUs), critically acclaimed trailblazer that has changed the way craft beer fiends perceive canned beer."

According to their website, the brewery began hand-canning Dale’s Pale Ale on a table-top machine that sealed just one can at a time. This made Oskar Blues the first US craft brewer to brew and can its own beer.  “We thought the idea of our big, luscious pale ale in a can was hilarious,” recalls founder Dale Katechis. “And it made our beer immensely portable for outdoor enjoyment fun.”

Visit the Inn and taste Dale's Pale Ale for yourself via a can or a draft. Let us know what you think.What's your suggestion for the next draft beer on tap at the Inn?

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