Saturday, April 14, 2012
You can finally get a taste of Oskar Blues latest canned release, Deviant Dale's. Somehow, the beer made it as far away as New Jersey over a month ago but just hit our shelves yesterday. Distributing is such a convoluted process, but at least we were sent a fresh batch (canned 3/30/12). You may recall Deviant Dale's took the Silver medal winner in the IPA category (behind our own La Cumbre Elevated IPA) at the 2011 Great American Beer Fest. What struck me when that was announced was how an 8% ABV beer could be entered in the regular IPA category, as I'd think an ABV that high would qualify it as a DIPA. Either way, I've been excited to try this, though I know reviews have been mixed on it. Maybe the price factors into those reviews: $13.99 a four-pack of 16 oz. cans- and here I was the other day complaining about Torpedo's canned price. Dale's pricing makes Torpedo look like something you get at Dollar Tree. You can get Deviant Dale's at Jubilation.
Posted by ABQbeergeek at 2:54 PM