Monday, September 24, 2012
US brewery spotlight: Oskar Blues
Proof in DC´s Chinatown. It was a rainy day and we had walked along the memorials all day in the rain and I was pretty thirsty. Dale´s Pale Ale did not disappoint. Delicious and hoppy, but also well balanced with an obvious malt tone but not too overpowering. Weighing in at 6.5% abv, this was almost a perfect pale ale. I went through my trip not finding a single can of Oskar Blues, until in Durham North Carolina on my way to the airport. We had scheduled a lunch stop in Durham and I had checked what was the best place to buy beer in Durham. With almost no time to spare until our flight we visited Sam´s Quik Shop and behold, countless Oskar Blues cans (among a very good selection) and I was able to stock up on both the IPA and the IIPA. It was also the perfect travel beer, because aluminum does not weigh shit.