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Packaged in an unassuming blue, red and silver can, Dale's Pale Ale makes a tasty, casual pairing with sandwiches and other laid back, weekend fare. It pours out from the can a dark orange-amber color, with a fast-disappearing, lacy head.
It's a versatile beer, and would pair well with the saltiness of a strong sharp and/or aged cheese, or the bite of a blue. It was excellent, paired with the mild, creamy funk of a Point Reyes Blue. Paired with a smoked mozzarella, it made the gentle cheese seem to disappear.
The best pairing for Dale's Ale, though, was a sandwich from the North Road Deli, on the North Fork of Long Island. Known as Byrne's Deli, to North Fork locals, this family-run deli is always bustling.
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