A little stronger than your typical pale ale and not as hoppy as some IPAs, this is an easy-drinking brew that’s great for the summer.
This beer from Bombing Range Brewing (Richland, Washington) had limited availability but was easily one of the best using MedusaTM that I personally had. Founder and Head Brewer Mike Hopp describes it as a smooth, easy drinker with huge stone fruit and apricot flavors and aroma.
Dale’s Pale Ale is an iconic American pale ale, balancing caramel and biscuit malt and fruity, citrusy, piney hops. The first craft beer in a can comes with a little extra oompf at 6.5% ABV — just enough to cap off a solid day in the mountains!
BOS-winning homebrew recipe, brewed by Danny Coenen. Winner of First Coast Cup (Jacksonville, Florida: 548 entries)
Looking for a wet-hopped (fresh hops) beer recipe? Lucky for us homebrewers, Deschutes was willing to share their recipe for their awesome Hop Trip Fresh Hop Beer. According to their website, “Vine to kettle in less than four hours, we wait restlessly all year for the hop harvest celebration. After bagging these aromatic jewels, we hustle back and toss them into the brew kettles within hours of picking. It’s our one chance to capture the bright citrus and pine essence of fresh hops.”
This was my attempt to pay homage to the beer that put cans on the craft beer scene, to which I will always be a faithful and loyal admirer to Oskar Blues Brewery and their Dale’s Pale Ale. Now if only I could get my homebrew in a can to take with me skiing, canoeing and bike riding, I would be all set.
By Gordon Strong of Beavercreek, Ohio, winner of the 13th Dayton Beerfest (Dayton, OH – 131 entries)
By Eric Heinz and Kyle Autry of Houston, Texas, winner of the Alamo City Cerveza Fest (San Antonio, Texas – 302 entries)
By Justin Rawleigh of Gilbert, Arizona, winner of the Arizona Spring Classic (Tempe, Arizona – 217 entries)