Whither Dogwood Pale Ale Clones?

I blog about beer a good bit on my personal blog and the closing of Dogwood Brewing was covered here many moons ago. Heck, I even lamented the Pale Ale’s absence from The Fox a while back.

My question, before the beer-drinking, blog-reading throng of Atlanta: what beer is similar to Dogwood Pale Ale as a replacement beer.

And I drink enough Sweetwater and ABC products to support local brewers. I’m looking for a beer from any State or nation that will quench my thirst (and desire) for a Dogwood Pale Ale clone.

Any suggestions?

5 Comments so far

  1. Kevin (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 6:28 pm

    Never had any Dogwood but I can tell you that Terrapin Rye Pale Ale is my favorite pale ale. And if you like big beers, try any on their Monster Beer Tour. Right now the All American Imperial Pilsner is available and is great.

    A recent crack down by the GA Dept of Revenue has put quite a lockdown on local Microbreweries and how they operate. Help them out by showing your support. See my blog post about this and how to help at: http://www.cpadventures.com/blog/2006/08/02/a-sponsor-needs-your-help

  2. Alex (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 6:52 pm

    I don’t know if I’d call it a pale ale replacement, but Red Brick Blonde isn’t a bad beer. It may have more body than a traditional pale ale.

  3. kp (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 11:12 am

    I second the vote for the Terrapin Rye. It’s a bit more agressive on the hops than the Dogwood. Maybe I’ll do a side-by-side this weekend and see how they compare. Won’t be fair because of the difference in age, though.

    A fun thing to do would be to go to a place that sells singles, and get one each of every pale ale and then have a tasting where you try them all in one night. Take notes, score, and compare. Get 2-3 friends to help you.

  4. Matt (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 11:23 am

    In my mind, there’s no question…and I’m surprised KP didn’t mention it: Dale’s Pale. Oskar Blues has a winner in this one, and the cans are unmatched for convenience and ability to protect the beer inside.

  5. Seth (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 1:39 pm

    Thanks for all the suggestions so far.

    I kinda liked a beer I had last weekend: Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale

    It’s more of an IPA, but the floral hops scent and the color were almost dead ringers for Dogwood.

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