Monday, October 10, 2011
A Pale Gold
Out of 105 entries, Firestone Walker Pale 31 just won the gold medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in the category of American Pale Ale. I've been drinking that beer for the past year. Not because I knew it was the best pale ale, but because it tastes delicious and it is reasonably priced. At only 4.8% alc. Firestone Pale 31 is light for a pale ale. Light in alcohol, yet heavy in flavor. This beer overdelivers on taste. It has that bitter hoppiness that a pale ale should have, but it also has subtle malty nutty hints that gives it such a perfectly well-balanced flavor. Being so light, the best part is that you can go and grab another one from the fridge and not feel bad about it in the morning. At $6.99 a six pack this is a no-brainer. Congratulations!