Featured Beer #6 – Oskar Blues Deviant Dales IPA

Turns Out Dale’s Kind Of A Prick After All

Alright, maybe prick is too strong of a word.

Last week I had Dale’s Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Brewery out of Lyons, Colorado. A very good pale ale in a can. I mentioned I like guys named Dale, at least the small sample of Dales I’ve met in my time. I went further to say that I give all Dales the benefit of the doubt that collectively they’re down-to-earth cats to hang with.

Turns out Dale’s a deviant, and that’s according to Dale himself.

This week we’re back at Oskar Blues for Deviant Dales IPA, a more hoppy spin-off from Dales Pale Ale, and, true to form for Oskar Blues, it’s another can. Although this time a tall boy can. Since I had Dales Pale Ale last week, and subsequently talked up the pleasant natures of Dales all over the world, now that I discover this Dale’s got himself a dark side I might as well be well-rounded in my reporting.

Deviant Dale’s IPA in a tall boy can from Oskar Blue Brewery.

The fact that the bar had Deviant Dales IPA, which they don’t normally carry, seemed like an otherworldly sign to instigate a life-learning experience. Someone, somewhere in the cosmos placed this can in my path and it became an enjoyable, liquid teaching tool that simply said:

Deviant Dales IPA Can: Hey, don’t be so quick to judge Derek alright, my name is Dale and I’m a deviant.

I guess I was a little too hard on all the Dereks out there, and for that I’m sorry.

The word deviant, as defined in the dictionary I’m utilizing, means “departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behavior.”

That’s swell; Dale could be a sexual deviant.
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Now I’m all for deviating from the social norm, but I’ve got my limits, as everyone needs to have. I strive to be different but I sure don’t want to be labeled a deviant, socially or sexually.

Dale doesn’t seem to mind, and that bothers me somewhat.

So, as stubborn as I am and having very little capacity to admit I’m wrong, the fact is you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Not all Dereks are sex-obsessed narcissists and not all Dales are welcoming, all-around good guys.

I keep telling you, you can learn from drinking.

I still have to believe Dale considers himself a deviant because he is deviating from the norm, remaining proud of how he’s different. He’s not a sexual deviant or a social pariah.

I just don’t want to think of a Dale in a bad light. And, perhaps, I don’t want to admit I’m wrong.

Probably both.

This is a pic of Oskar Blues’ website. Click the links in this post and check ’em out, please! Might find something you like.

All kidding aside, I post links to these brewery’s websites. Check them out. Read how they started and where they are now. What you’ll find is someone, or a handful of people, that have a passion and just go for it. The normal clocking in from 9 to 5 doesn’t work for them. They pursue what they love and infuse their personality in what they produce and sell.

Your passion doesn’t have to be beer, but their story can be your story. If you have a love or passion, take notes from places like Oskar Blues and Dale.

If you read about Oskar Blues you’ll find out that the Dale in Dale’s Pale Ale and Deviant Dales IPA is the dude who started it all, and I can bet you he’s a hell of a guy.

See, I’m right about Dales.

Told you I was stubborn.

Deviant Dales IPA; it’s a hoppy son of a bitch, and I love that. If you like hops this beer is for you. If you don’t, well, just support Dale, even if he is a deviant.

He means well.

Again, cheers people.

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