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Shelter Pale Ale

Limited, Draft Only

This is our original and most approachable beer. We got our start back in 1995 brewing this very beer on our teeny, tiny brewing system at Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Brewed with a premium barley and northwestern Williamette and Columbus hops, Shelter Pale Ale has a fine malt backbone and a slightly nutty flavor. It's a versatile and quaffable beer.

We named this beer Shelter Pale Ale because we think of a shelter as being a place you come home to. It just made sense for this Dogfish original.

Shelter Pale Ale is available on draft only, available in Delaware. At 5% ABV, Shelter is a great anytime beer.

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Tasting Notes: 
Nutty, toasty, molasses, walnut
Food Pairing Recommendations: 
Great with burgers, pizza, earthy mushrooms, hummus and cheese
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Andreas B. is drinking Shelter Pale Ale at Strip HouseAs always a reliable brew!

6 weeks 5 days

James Paul is drinking Shelter Pale Ale at Progressive FieldPretty hoppy Pale. Surprised I haven't had this before. Pretty solid.

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Colin E. is drinking Shelter Pale Ale at Samuel Horne's TavernVery light aroma and mouthfeel. I could drink a ton.

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We will be celebrating the 18th Anniversary of our friend's at Stone Brewing Company by serving up some off-centered ales at their annual beer festival.  
Come join Dogfish Head on Thursday July 31st from 5 to 7 for a fantastic beer sampling at Pemberton Farms in Cambridge, MA. Sampling List Includes: Festina Peche Sixty-One Theobroma