Awesomeness In A Can: Dale’s Pale Ale Wins Gold
on 22/11/10 at 12:22 pmBeer
In 2002 Oskar Blues Brewery from Lyons, Colo. launched the Canned Beer Apocalypse with Dale’s Pale Ale by becoming the first US craft brewery to package great craft beer in a can. Eight years later Dale’s Pale Ale continues to gain international accolades by earning a gold medal at the 2010 European Beer Star Competition. The international recognition adds to the fast-growing popularity of canned craft beer. The can has come into its own in recent years as beer drinkers realize that cans offer superior protection from sunlight and oxygen infiltration, and the containers are much more portable and environmentally friendly than their glass counterpart.
The 7th Annual European Beer Star Awards attracted a record 955 international entries from countries all over the world. Beers are judged on uniqueness and authenticity by international independent experts using the Olympic benchmark awarding beers in their respective categories with gold, silver and bronze.