Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will add Double Dale’s Imperial IPA to its Year-Round lineup in late January 2022.
Developed to celebrate two decades of the brewery’s legendary Dale’s Pale Ale, Double Dale’s is an Imperial India Pale Ale “brewed with juicy, tropical El Dorado and complex Talus hops, keeping with the Dale’s tradition of utilizing only American hops.” Clocking in at 9% ABV, Double Dale’s “[turns] the industry upside down again, doubling down on hops with a newly formulated, massive IPA worthy of the legendary original craft beer in a can.”
“It’s impossible to improve upon such a classic recipe, so we went in a slightly different direction with Double Dale’s,” said Oskar Blues Lyons’ Head Brewer Juice Drapeau, who piloted the new beer at the brewery’s original Lyons, Colo. location. “Double Dale’s captures some of the citrus and caramel character of Dale’s, while achieving its own unique flavor profile and identity. We wanted to create something new and fresh that would live up to the legacy Dale’s Pale Ale created – most importantly being a boundary stomping, hopped-up beer.”
Double Dale’s is rolling out now and will be available Year-Round in 19.2 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Double Dale’s from Oskar Blues Brewery
Release – Year-Round; launching January 2022
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 9%
Featured Hops – El Dorado & Talus
Fun Fact – “Two decades ago, Oskar Blues Brewery sent shockwaves through the beer industry when they packed Dale’s Pale Ale into a can. It was then an unheard-of packaging decision, but the reasons were obvious to the OB team: it allowed everyone to easily take craft beer on the trail AND it delivered a fresher beer.”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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