I’m a creature of habit. I’ll eat the same thing every day for lunch without complaint, and I stick to a fairly strict routine in my life, which is great when I’m doing healthy stuff, and awful when I’m on a cheese and crackers binge. All told, I’d be pretty easy to assassinate – just poison the Boars Head Oven Gold Turkey at the Stop & Shop or hide in behind a bush at 7:31 a.m. when I’ll be jogging past. But don’t poison my Dale’s Pale Ale, because after this weekend, that might not do the trick.
I’ve become a little obsessed with canned beers ever since Oskar Blues showed me that good beer can come in aluminum packages, and I’ve been slowly rotating new canned beers into the fridge. Up until now, few have made an impression like the four pack of Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA did this weekend.
Maybe it’s the larger pint sized cans that Torpedo comes in, which allow me to pour a glassful of beer, take a hearty pull and then top it back off. Or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve had trouble connecting with Sierra Nevada as a brand, and this is my way in. Or maybe it’s because my craft beer ADD has kept me from recognizing what a wonderfully balanced and marvelously crafted IPA this is until it was wrapped in novelty. Whatever the case, I think this stuff is going to be part of the summer rotation for sure.
That’s not to say I don’t still love Dale’s (don’t sell your Oskar Blues stock just yet), but it’s always rewarding to find something new to enjoy, especially with summer just getting started.