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Arrowhead Pride Beer of the Week: Oskar Blues Brewery Dale’s Pale Ale

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Looking for something to drink this weekend? Let Craig tell you about this week’s Beer of the Week!

Photo courtesy of Oskar Blues Brewery

Welcome to another edition of the Beer of the Week!

As always, the Beer of the Week is originally presented on the Arrowhead Pride Tailgate on 610 Sports Radio as part of my Defense and Beer of the Week segment.

This week, with the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Denver Broncos, I decided to go just up the road from the Denver metropolis and make one of my all-time favorite beers the pick. This week’s Beer of the Week is the one, the only Oskar Blues Brewery Dale’s Pale Ale!

A 6.5% ABV American Strong Pale Ale, Dale’s Pale Ale is an insanely drinkable beer with a lot of body. It’s aggressively hopped with citrus and floral hops, but not so aggressive that you can’t crush a few of these while watching the game. Coming in can-form only, this is a beer that you can take everywhere and is appropriate for every occasion. It’s America’s first craft-canned pale ale, proudly wearing the title of the Original Craft Beer in a Can.

Oskar Blues Brewery started in Lyons, Colorado in 1997 as a restaurant up in the Rocky Mountains. In 1999, founder Dale Katechis started brewing his own beer in the basement of the restaurant, to great acclaim. In 2002, Oskar Blues started canning Dale’s Pale Ale and distributing it, helping to pioneer the canned-craft beer movement.

On top of the fantastic Dale’s Pale Ale, Oskar Blues makes some wonderful beers in many styles. G’Knight, an Imperial Red IPA, is dangerously easy to drink beer, wearing its 8.7% ABV very well. Death By Coconut, a 6.5% ABV Irish Porter, is a must for any chocolate and coconut fans. And Ten Fidy, the huge 10.5% Imperial Stout, will absolutely blow you away with their blend of dark malts.

So if you can, make sure to swing by your local liquor store and scoop up some Oskar Blues Brewery Dale’s Pale Ale this weekend!

Check back here this time next week for the new Beer of the Week!