Local Brews: Raleigh Brewing, Dear Ol’ Dixie Pale Ale

Brewery: Raleigh Brewing
Beer: Dear Ol’ Dixie Pale Ale
ABV: 5.6%

Brewing a consistent and well-balanced pale ale is no easy feat. For people who like hops, but feel overpowered by an IPA, especially those of the West Coast style, a pale ale is usually a happy medium. While the Dear Ol’ Dixie trends towards the hoppier side, it is by no means overwhelming. The Dear Ol’ Dixie Pale Ale from Raleigh Brewing is a crispy beer, no doubt, but refreshing from the first sip to the last. It pairs very well with fried foods and can be enjoyed on a cool afternoon at an outdoor bar, or on the couch after a long day. This beer boasts multi-purpose and multi-setting utility, and serves as a good introduction to the Raleigh Brewing beer offerings. From its perfect golden amber color to its frothy top, this pale ale has quickly asserted itself as my go-to for a low-cost quality local beer.