Shelter Pale Ale can
Shelter Pale Ale can and other variety pack cans
Continually Hopped Variety Pack

Shelter Pale Ale

Our original pale ale brewed with Northwest hops and a solid malt backbone

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, Delaware.

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 a Continually Hopped Variety Pack exclusive.

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Pale Ale


Golden to light amber, slight haze

Citrus hops with light maltiness

Sweet, malty, cereal-like

Dry, crisp and clean with mild bitterness