You can’t disrespect beer from a can! Sure there’s a bit of a stigma attached due to cheaper stuff, but I’ve had some damn fine brews that came canned. There’s a Southern restaurant I’ve taken my dad to where almost every beer they have is only available as a can. Sure I’ll take draught beer if I can, but there’s one called Bengali Tiger at said restaurant that I really, really like. I must admit I haven’t given Dale’s Pale Ale a try though, even though I see it everywhere. I think it might come down to name/package design for me (imagine that, from an artist) which is why I tried something by Stone around Christmas – I can’t recall what it was named actually, but it had a cool black label with a skeleton on it. It was a pale ale, although not as hoppy as a regular Stone IPA.
I’m going to a cask beer fest next week with a friend of mine, who took me to the Night Shift brewery a couple weeks ago. He’s friends with one of the guys who works there, so he gets some nice perks that get passed on to me. I got to try 6 or 7 beers while I was over there, and I enjoyed all of them. One was called Viva Habanera, which is an ale aged on habanero peppers. It’s weird, but very good. Don’t think I’d order a full pint of it, but a tasting glass of it is really fun.