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(Chicago Trib)   Since when was canned beer "revolutionary?"   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 149
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2012-03-03 10:54:34 AM  
When it doesn't taste like cold piss.
 
2012-03-03 10:54:36 AM  
I know this will anger the fark beer snobs, but I like beer in a can. It's the best way to consume cheap beer.

/much more convenient for camping.
 
2012-03-03 10:54:43 AM  
cans are not indigenous to the hipster environment
 
2012-03-03 10:55:13 AM  
www.nndb.com

/First thought.
 
2012-03-03 10:57:21 AM  
Hate to say, but one of my big favorites these days is Ten Fidy.

An imperial stout in a can. Tasty, delightful heresy.
 
2012-03-03 10:59:07 AM  
Putting decent beer in cans may not be revolutionary, but it's novel. There are the nitro cans of Guinness, but I think the Very Friendly Gentleman in the article (and wtf is with that name?) was still correct; those of us who drink decent beer expect to drink it from bottles (or draft).

This reminds me of what I think was from Amazing Stories. A bunch of locals thought that there were werewolves or something invading their town. This is from memory, so if someone can correct it, that would be awesome (and the names are made up):
Cletus: I know something's weird; I've been hitting the bottle.
Billy-Bob: What are you talking about, Cletus? You've always been a drunk.
Cletus: Yeah, but from cans.
 
2012-03-03 10:59:37 AM  
Canned beer revolutionary? Not so much... now, canned whiskey on the other hand

Link (new window)
 
zez
2012-03-03 11:00:18 AM  
thefullpint.com

/just off the top of my head
 
2012-03-03 11:00:25 AM  
Cans for beer only get a bad rap because of the piss that is typically put into cans.

The can itself has many advantages over bottles.
 
2012-03-03 11:00:30 AM  
www.tallgrassbeer.com
 
2012-03-03 11:01:12 AM  

LograyX: [www.nndb.com image 237x225]

/First thought.


Paul Revere made the first beer can?

/pronounced Rveeeah
 
2012-03-03 11:01:21 AM  
Beer can technology has improved greatly over the years, so it doesn't change the taste of the beer any more. And If I'm going to be packing some beer off into the woods for a camping trip, I'd rather not carry a whole bunch of glass that I'm just going to have to lug right back out again ;)
 
2012-03-03 11:01:59 AM  
Craft brewers being able to afford the equipment to can beer and the perception that canned beer doesn't have to be piss water is what's revolutionary.
 
2012-03-03 11:03:23 AM  
Its a sad, sad, day, when craft beers go into cans. Only being done to appeal to the mainstream lowbrow nattie-light drinking schlitzheads. Author says beers don't react with the metal of the can, but how do they react with the plastic lining of the can? More BPA for everybody!
 
2012-03-03 11:03:34 AM  

foo monkey: When it doesn't taste like cold piss.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-03 11:04:20 AM  
Bohemia Brewery in SLC has been doing this for a few years and won a medal for the best canned premium last year.
It makes infinite sense if one lives in an area with a lot of outdoor activities.
better to be able to take a premium can camping than pisswater & not have to worry about carrying out or breaking bottles.
 
2012-03-03 11:06:49 AM  

wantingout: Only being done to appeal to the mainstream lowbrow nattie-light drinking schlitzheads.


Right, because it's the packaging that's keeping them from making the leap from light American lager to a Russian Imperial Stout.
 
2012-03-03 11:07:00 AM  
Abita's the local brewery down here (just a few miles from the house!) Every year for the Mardi Gras parades its a PITA to find decent beer in cans for the parade routes. You aren't allowed to have bottles for safety reasons but cans are just fine. Last year around July they started making a few of their brews in cans. It was crazy at the parades. Everywhere, every one had cans of Abita. I'm quite sure that they made a kiling.
 
2012-03-03 11:08:17 AM  
January 24, 1935 - when it was invented.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-03 11:09:45 AM  

zez: [thefullpint.com image 568x378]

/just off the top of my head


I'll see your Fat Tire and raise you a Sea Hag

encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-03-03 11:10:49 AM  
*cough*

boozedancing.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-03 11:11:04 AM  
The way to know if a canned beer is bad is if their ads are selling you the can and not the beer.
 
2012-03-03 11:11:14 AM  
I gotta laugh.

My teen years in 1970's rural NW Indiana:
i167.photobucket.com = redneck swill

30 years later:
i167.photobucket.com = hipster "authenticity"

/smug
 
2012-03-03 11:11:57 AM  
Oskar Blues rocks:

drinkwiththewench.com
 
2012-03-03 11:14:15 AM  

wantingout: Its a sad, sad, day, when craft beers go into cans. Only being done to appeal to the mainstream lowbrow nattie-light drinking schlitzheads. Author says beers don't react with the metal of the can, but how do they react with the plastic lining of the can? More BPA for everybody!


There are BPA free ways of lining an aluminum can. I have no idea whether the craft breweries will actually use them or not, but they could, in theory.
 
rka
2012-03-03 11:16:00 AM  

casual disregard: Oskar Blues rocks:

[drinkwiththewench.com image 336x400]


And they've started canning with 16oz tallboy cans as well.
 
2012-03-03 11:16:31 AM  
miasmaticreview.mu.nu

Last night's drink of choice. And it was so very tasty.
 
2012-03-03 11:18:19 AM  
So damn tasty:

i664.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-03 11:25:43 AM  
Since 1935. Made in Newark, NJ, hub of the high tech corridor in those days.
www.kegworks.com
 
2012-03-03 11:25:46 AM  
Craft beer has been available in cans for decades. Over 150 craft breweries use cans. Heck, the local Canned Beer Fest has been around for years. The biggest problem was getting cans made and labeled in smaller quantities, as the factories catered to the billion-can megabeers.

Bad beer + cans = bad beer
Good beer + cans = good beer wtht less weight, waste, and light-damage.
 
2012-03-03 11:25:53 AM  
My local favorite in a can

craftcans.com

best beer made within walking distance

peoplesbrew.com
 
2012-03-03 11:27:15 AM  

Steigen: Craft brewers being able to afford the equipment to can beer and the perception that canned beer doesn't have to be piss water is what's revolutionary.


This.
 
2012-03-03 11:31:58 AM  
Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.
 
2012-03-03 11:35:28 AM  
This made me happy

beer.ohio.com
 
2012-03-03 11:39:22 AM  
Steigen: Craft brewers being able to afford the equipment to can beer

No, there have been low-volume, low-cost canning systems available for a long time. Go to cask.com and check out their stuff. Brilliant and practical.
 
2012-03-03 11:40:51 AM  
Craft brewers being able to afford the equipment to can beer and the perception that canned beer doesn't have to be piss water is what's revolutionary.

I was at my local micro brewery (Diamond Knot) last weekend and they're now canning their ales and shipping them into a broader market.
 
2012-03-03 11:54:41 AM  
Beer snob here. I welcome our new canned beer overlords.
 
2012-03-03 11:55:46 AM  

The_Sponge: So damn tasty:

[i664.photobucket.com image 640x853]


You goddamned right it is.
www.twinbeer.com
 
2012-03-03 11:58:18 AM  
Yeah, bisphenol-A. If these cans didn't contain it, surely they would be telling us, proudly. The plastic liner probably has to be pretty soft not to de-laminate from the can.
 
2012-03-03 12:00:29 PM  

stuhayes2010: I know this will anger the fark beer snobs, but I like beer in a can. It's the best way to consume cheap beer.

/much more convenient for camping.


Many of the microbreweries around here offer their beers in cans now. It's the only way to take good beer on the rivers, where broken glass is a crime against the future of humanity.

/we treat our rivers differently out here
//keep your cheap beer away from me, heathen
///yeah, I also treat my liver and palate differently
 
2012-03-03 12:00:41 PM  

wantingout: Its a sad, sad, day, when craft beers go into cans. Only being done to appeal to the mainstream lowbrow nattie-light drinking schlitzheads. Author says beers don't react with the metal of the can, but how do they react with the plastic lining of the can? More BPA for everybody!


Or, companies are realizing that craft breweries have a large market share within the young, active, outdoorsy-types (who tend to be highly educated, in opposition to your lowbrow theory), for which cans have a huge advantage. Even if it's just a half-mile walk down to the beach for a bonfire, I will buy cans because they weigh less to carry, and i can crush the empties and pack out the trash for 50 beers in one grocery bag. I know there are some places that don't even allow bottles, to avoid the inevitable carpet of crushed glass. So anytime weight, space, or littering is a concern, cans come out on top. The ONLY reason I prefer bottles if I'm just gonna drink beer at home is because they stay cold longer.

/Santa Fe Brewing Happy Camper IPA= canned goodness.
 
2012-03-03 12:02:57 PM  
Draft>Bottle>Can

That being said, thank god for good canned beers. When I hit the Indy 500 and am toting Fat Tire instead of Miller I always get the 'Ill trade you 4 of mine for one of yours' from the spectators nearest us.
 
2012-03-03 12:08:14 PM  

evilchode: Draft>Bottle>Can

That being said, thank god for good canned beers. When I hit the Indy 500 and am toting Fat Tire instead of Miller I always get the 'Ill trade you 4 of mine for one of yours' from the spectators nearest us.


And at event prices, it's probably a better deal.
 
2012-03-03 12:08:31 PM  

evilchode: Draft>Bottle>Can

That being said, thank god for good canned beers. When I hit the Indy 500 and am toting Fat Tire instead of Miller I always get the 'Ill trade you 4 of mine for one of yours' from the spectators nearest us.


Draft=Giant Can
 
2012-03-03 12:08:46 PM  
12 ouncers, how cute
 
2012-03-03 12:12:07 PM  
fta..."Cans of pale ale will be $4 that night (a one dollar savings; think of it as drink four and the fifth is free, perhaps)."
notsureifserious.jpg
i42.tinypic.com
/$1.50 a pop at my corner store
//kicks the ass of anything by Sierra Nevada I've tasted
 
2012-03-03 12:21:31 PM  

casual disregard: Oskar Blues rocks:

[drinkwiththewench.com image 336x400]


INFINITE AMOUNT OF THIS.

*fistbump*
 
2012-03-03 12:22:52 PM  
Since I discovered Modelo in a can. Much better than the bottled Modelo.

/"Modelo": Spanish for PBR
 
2012-03-03 12:25:42 PM  

SpinStopper: Beer can technology has improved greatly over the years, so it doesn't change the taste of the beer any more. And If I'm going to be packing some beer off into the woods for a camping trip, I'd rather not carry a whole bunch of glass that I'm just going to have to lug right back out again ;)


Wrong. Biggest change in beer can technology is the Guinness (and Boddingtons) Widget. And yes, it does change the taste.

All Praise The Widget!
 
2012-03-03 12:27:27 PM  

casual disregard: Oskar Blues rocks:


Old chub was always my go to camping beer when I lived in colorado. 8% abv means you don't need to haul nearly as many in with you. Plus it was cheap, though maybe that's changing now
 
2012-03-03 12:39:26 PM  
Yay!
 
2012-03-03 12:40:18 PM  
SR211 Black........... for the drunk
5 cans, you're tanked.

/WatchOUT! - Gives you the shiatz!
 
2012-03-03 12:47:12 PM  
I get the idea, but if you really need your beer in a can, chances are you don't really need a craft beer. There's nothing wrong with a little High Life or Coors if you're out at the lake or a BBQ once in a while.
 
2012-03-03 12:47:42 PM  
29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-03-03 12:49:38 PM  

jayhawk88: There's nothing wrong with a little High Life or Coors if you're out at the lake or a BBQ once in a while.


Or goofing around on Fark on a Saturday morning.
 
2012-03-03 12:58:58 PM  

jayhawk88: I get the idea, but if you really need your beer in a can, chances are you don't really need a craft beer. There's nothing wrong with a little High Life or Coors if you're out at the lake or a BBQ once in a while.


No, you definitely do not 'get it'.
 
2012-03-03 01:01:14 PM  
step your game up, shiat dicks. Cans are a better storage option than bottles, it simply is fact.


passionbeer.com
 
2012-03-03 01:07:29 PM  
The thing I love most about these beer threads is that no matter what you say, you're going to make somebody angry.
 
2012-03-03 01:09:51 PM  
i1101.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-03 01:15:45 PM  
img72.imageshack.us

These guys just opened in Seattle right down the street from me.
 
2012-03-03 01:22:11 PM  

Ishidan: The_Sponge: So damn tasty:

[i664.photobucket.com image 640x853]

You goddamned right it is.
[www.twinbeer.com image 500x255]



I might be heading down to Maui for Christmas, and I can't wait to visit the brewery.

/Will not be driving that day.
 
2012-03-03 01:27:41 PM  

natazha: jayhawk88: I get the idea, but if you really need your beer in a can, chances are you don't really need a craft beer. There's nothing wrong with a little High Life or Coors if you're out at the lake or a BBQ once in a while.

No, you definitely do not 'get it'.


Stop. You don't eat Kobe beef or foie gras with shaved truffles every meal. Be more worried about who's there and what's happening, rather than what you're drinking.
 
2012-03-03 01:38:15 PM  

Coyote Doyenne: casual disregard: Oskar Blues rocks:

[drinkwiththewench.com image 336x400]

INFINITE AMOUNT OF THIS.

*fistbump*


Huh, and apparently you despise mayonnaise. It seems we have a lot in common.
 
2012-03-03 01:46:14 PM  

i.r.id10t: Wrong. Biggest change in beer can technology is the Guinness (and Boddingtons) Widget. And yes, it does change the taste.

All Praise The Widget!


BRILLIANT!

Plus, you can't crush a bottle against your forehead.
 
2012-03-03 02:00:10 PM  
Don't see the problem with beer in a can - I grew up drinking pop from and other drinks from cans (before everyone moved to these ugly plastic bottles) - nor screw-top bottles or any other innovations like that. Heavy, aromatic beers in particular should be poured into a glass to really enjoy anyway, so it doesn't matter what they come in. I actually liked Slim-Fast for a long time purely because it was the only thing left still using old-fashioned thick uncrushable aluminum cans, those things rocked, but they finally quit late last year.

1.bp.blogspot.com

What pisses me off is the lack of choice. You can't buy cans of anything like that anywhere even if you threw money at bottlers now, pop cans don't compare. You can't buy pop in a bottle anywhere, even though it tastes different (prefer it), unless you happen to live near a large Mexican population. It's not the cane sugar formulation, it's just the bottling. Even good wines are getting screw tops, which have a lot of benefits but lack the ephemeral joy of popping the cork. I understand and appreciate that ultra-thin aluminum and PLA are better for the environment than glass... but man, they suck the joy out of drinking. The next generation probably won't care about any of this, since they grew up with it.

I give it 5 years before beer follows everything else and gets bottled into cheap, flimsy water bottles, starting with hipster beers for the green cred and then Miller for the cost savings. Also: Box beer next to the box wines.

/Never thought I'd feel like an old man before I hit 30.
 
2012-03-03 02:00:14 PM  
Hey CHECK THE OUT ---> I followed a few links from that article an notice that Sierra Nevada is giving away free t-shirts to anyone who sends in a picture of one of their cans in outdoors, under their Where CAN You Go? promotion.

Link (new window)

That free t-shirt will be awesome. I plan to keep mine right next to my free Guinness towel, which should be arriving any day now!
 
2012-03-03 02:07:17 PM  
www.simplybeer.com
 
2012-03-03 02:17:44 PM  
Let's see.

Cans:
Cons
May impart a metallic taste (unless some brilliant bastard out there has found a way to wax the interior)
You can't re-seal 'em.
Takes some time to find the right side to drink from after you realize you shouldn't have even opened that can. Thankfully, there are bottle-style lids just for this, and the last issue.
Can take a decent drop before pressure builds to the point that beer comes out of the one place you were going to drain it from anyway.
Pros
Do wonders for scrap metal hauls when you hold onto your old cans. (Sitting on a good 3-4lbs right now.)
Can be crushed with minimal effort to save space in the trash, or the recycling bin.

Bottles:
Cons
You won't even get to drink that beer, because you dropped it.
Very space-inefficient, once emptied, and arguably before even drinking, due to the height of most bottles. I've seen some bottles in can-shapes, but that's very rare.
The cap. I don't know about other farkers, but I'm a pansy before my third beer, which means I'll be looking at the can-opener funny, until I hit that beer, and pray I don't break something after looking at the desk funny.
Have you ever tried recycling crushed glass? I haven't, and I'm afraid to even try that space-saving measure.
Pros
Best damn taste you can get after it leaves the brewery, with many bottle caps having a wax layer to prevent any metallic taste.
Can be re-sealed when you realize you should wait an hour if you want to hold onto the other ten bottles in your gut.
Could get the capacity/height/grip factors perfect, as opposed to cans, if they were just a bit wider, instead of those weird 12oz bottles we all see at the store. Can-size bottles come close, but I've yet to see any full of worthy beer.
Easier to pour into a pint glass/boot/tankard, like any real beer snob would drink from in the first place. Cans have that awkward, flappy pour,

I want a brewery to move to mini-casks. It's the only way forward.
 
2012-03-03 02:19:31 PM  
www.twinbeer.com
 
2012-03-03 02:22:56 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-03 02:24:25 PM  

jayhawk88: natazha: jayhawk88: I get the idea, but if you really need your beer in a can, chances are you don't really need a craft beer. There's nothing wrong with a little High Life or Coors if you're out at the lake or a BBQ once in a while.

No, you definitely do not 'get it'.

Stop. You don't eat Kobe beef or foie gras with shaved truffles every meal. Be more worried about who's there and what's happening, rather than what you're drinking.


I think agree with the other commenter, no you do not "get it". You seem to want to equate drinking decent quality beer outside with our friends with snobbery.
 
2012-03-03 02:25:58 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-03 02:28:21 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-03 02:35:53 PM  
A few weeks ago, I had some cans of Heady Topper. Holy crap! It's one of the best beers in the world, and it only comes in cans (and on draft, natch).
some review (new window)

www.7dvt.com
 
2012-03-03 02:40:22 PM  

DeathRaySanta: LograyX: [www.nndb.com image 237x225]

/First thought.

Paul Revere made the first beer can?

/pronounced Rveeeah


That isn't Paul Rveeeah. It's Sam Adams.

zoom.mfa.org

THIS is Paul Rveeeah. And you're from Boston? Jeebus.
 
2012-03-03 02:48:47 PM  

foxyshadis: Don't see the problem with beer in a can - I grew up drinking pop from and other drinks from cans (before everyone moved to these ugly plastic bottles) - nor screw-top bottles or any other innovations like that. Heavy, aromatic beers in particular should be poured into a glass to really enjoy anyway, so it doesn't matter what they come in. I actually liked Slim-Fast for a long time purely because it was the only thing left still using old-fashioned thick uncrushable aluminum cans, those things rocked, but they finally quit late last year.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 269x500]

What pisses me off is the lack of choice. You can't buy cans of anything like that anywhere even if you threw money at bottlers now, pop cans don't compare. You can't buy pop in a bottle anywhere, even though it tastes different (prefer it), unless you happen to live near a large Mexican population. It's not the cane sugar formulation, it's just the bottling. Even good wines are getting screw tops, which have a lot of benefits but lack the ephemeral joy of popping the cork. I understand and appreciate that ultra-thin aluminum and PLA are better for the environment than glass... but man, they suck the joy out of drinking. The next generation probably won't care about any of this, since they grew up with it.

I give it 5 years before beer follows everything else and gets bottled into cheap, flimsy water bottles, starting with hipster beers for the green cred and then Miller for the cost savings. Also: Box beer next to the box wines.

/Never thought I'd feel like an old man before I hit 30.


You posted a pic of a slimfast in a beer snob thread...

10/10
 
2012-03-03 02:51:53 PM  

dholway: [img.photobucket.com image 452x587]


Woah, man, you're taking this thread into dangerous territory. Chelada is about three posts apart from cyanide capsules.
 
2012-03-03 02:54:47 PM  
www.foodmessalert.com
"You see, Woody... in much the same way that the 'thinning of the herd' occurs to the slowest cattle, it is only the poorly-functioning, unwanted brain cells that die off from frequent alcohol use..."
 
2012-03-03 03:09:30 PM  
Here's a 'revolutionary' can:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-03 03:19:51 PM  

citoriman: The ONLY reason I prefer bottles if I'm just gonna drink beer at home is because they stay cold longer.


I'm gonna jump in here and call that a disadvantage. Beer right from the fridge or cooler is going to be too cold to taste right, if it's an ale anyway. It's got to warm up a bit if you're going to taste the malt and have the right flavor balance between that and the hops.
 
2012-03-03 03:21:35 PM  
Mother's Day, 3001, maybe 3002 A.D.

It's all those microchips that Mom Corp puts in the cans. Even if she wasn't plotting to take over the world, the chips would eventually rot and cause a robot rebelllion. Ironically, when Bender is told that there will be no alcohol in the Robot Worker's Paradise, he tears up the greeting card bot and thwarts Mom's plans. Presumably, the Beer Can Bourgeois Rear Guard would have gotten around to it eventually.

(Futurama did it! Episode 14, Season 2)

The moral is clear: NEVER DRINK BEER FROM A CAN WITH A MICROCHIP IN IT! YOU WILL DOOM THE HUMAN RACE!
 
2012-03-03 03:22:22 PM  
Or not. The moral might not be that clear.
 
2012-03-03 03:23:54 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-03 03:30:30 PM  

dholway: A few weeks ago, I had some cans of Heady Topper. Holy crap! It's one of the best beers in the world, and it only comes in cans (and on draft, natch).
some review (new window)

[www.7dvt.com image 250x489]


Heady Topper is one of the best DIPAs, if not overall beers, out there right now. I bought a case a couple weeks ago off of my friend's uncle who is a distributor up in Vermont and am trying to nurse the remaining ones I have left, but it's just too delicious to hold back. Trying to alternate between that and Hopslam...it's been a drunk couple of weeks.
 
2012-03-03 03:30:39 PM  
I'm from Chico so I'm getting a kick. The cans have been available there for a few weeks now, but haven't tried them since I've been stuck in the god-forsaken Mojave for over a year now...

/ I miss the taproom, good food, great beer.
// Miss Chico in general
 
2012-03-03 03:36:20 PM  

four95: DeathRaySanta: LograyX: [www.nndb.com image 237x225]

/First thought.

Paul Revere made the first beer can?

/pronounced Rveeeah

That isn't Paul Rveeeah. It's Sam Adams.

[zoom.mfa.org image 354x427]

THIS is Paul Rveeeah. And you're from Boston? Jeebus.


Holy shiat, Paul Revere looked like Jack Black.
 
2012-03-03 03:40:08 PM  
www.ghosttraveller.com
For when you really, really don't care.
 
2012-03-03 03:58:12 PM  

Bagelox-99: Since 1935. Made in Newark, NJ, hub of the high tech corridor in those days.
[www.kegworks.com image 250x465]


While the beer may be Jersian in origin. The Packaging and its equipment were manufactured and test marketed here in Richmond Virginia. Reynolds Metals was located here and they produced the raw material for the cans, American Can corporation, also located in Richmond Virginia designed and manufactured the cans and its canning equipment.
The stuff then test marketed here in town as well to great success. Within 10 years some 80% of American breweries had adopted the can
 
2012-03-03 04:26:00 PM  

Nullav: Let's see.

Cans:
Cons
May impart a metallic taste (unless some brilliant bastard out there has found a way to wax the interior)
You can't re-seal 'em.
Takes some time to find the right side to drink from after you realize you shouldn't have even opened that can. Thankfully, there are bottle-style lids just for this, and the last issue.
Can take a decent drop before pressure builds to the point that beer comes out of the one place you were going to drain it from anyway.
Pros
Do wonders for scrap metal hauls when you hold onto your old cans. (Sitting on a good 3-4lbs right now.)
Can be crushed with minimal effort to save space in the trash, or the recycling bin.

Bottles:
Cons
You won't even get to drink that beer, because you dropped it.
Very space-inefficient, once emptied, and arguably before even drinking, due to the height of most bottles. I've seen some bottles in can-shapes, but that's very rare.
The cap. I don't know about other farkers, but I'm a pansy before my third beer, which means I'll be looking at the can-opener funny, until I hit that beer, and pray I don't break something after looking at the desk funny.
Have you ever tried recycling crushed glass? I haven't, and I'm afraid to even try that space-saving measure.
Pros
Best damn taste you can get after it leaves the brewery, with many bottle caps having a wax layer to prevent any metallic taste.
Can be re-sealed when you realize you should wait an hour if you want to hold onto the other ten bottles in your gut.
Could get the capacity/height/grip factors perfect, as opposed to cans, if they were just a bit wider, instead of those weird 12oz bottles we all see at the store. Can-size bottles come close, but I've yet to see any full of worthy beer.
Easier to pour into a pint glass/boot/tankard, like any real beer snob would drink from in the first place. Cans have that awkward, flappy pour,

I want a brewery to move to mini-casks. It's the only way forward.


Cans are lined, just like kegs. That metallic taste everyone is complaining about comes from touching the can with your mouth as you drink. If it's really that objectionable, pour it in a cup.
 
2012-03-03 04:33:12 PM  

Dani Daywalker: I'm from Chico so I'm getting a kick. The cans have been available there for a few weeks now, but haven't tried them since I've been stuck in the god-forsaken Mojave for over a year now...

/ I miss the taproom, good food, great beer.
// Miss Chico in general


I hear ya. I moved to the bay area from Chico a few years back, because there's basically no tech industry in Chico. I don't miss the heat, but that's the only thing.

/ no cans down here yet
 
2012-03-03 04:42:37 PM  
homepage.mac.com

Viking Stout from Iceland. 7% alcohol. Drank it all the time when I lived there.

Locally, it's around $23 a six-pack due to the insanely high taxes on booze.

Sadly, I haven't been able to find anyone who imports it to the US..
 
2012-03-03 04:50:18 PM  
fuzzco.com


lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-03-03 04:58:52 PM  
www.hoptopia.com

I literally yelled "Holy shiat!" when I first saw this at my local store. Brooklyn's still my favorite local brewery, but I was DYING to see Sixpoint in bottle and/or can.
 
2012-03-03 05:01:38 PM  

casual disregard: Coyote Doyenne: casual disregard: Oskar Blues rocks:

[drinkwiththewench.com image 336x400]

INFINITE AMOUNT OF THIS.

*fistbump*

Huh, and apparently you despise mayonnaise. It seems we have a lot in common.


i54.tinypic.com
 
2012-03-03 05:12:22 PM  
robsbeercans.com
 
2012-03-03 05:14:37 PM  
agirlandherbeer.com (new window)

/hot
 
2012-03-03 05:24:24 PM  

Coyote Doyenne: casual disregard: Coyote Doyenne: casual disregard: Oskar Blues rocks:

[drinkwiththewench.com image 336x400]

INFINITE AMOUNT OF THIS.

*fistbump*

Huh, and apparently you despise mayonnaise. It seems we have a lot in common.

[i54.tinypic.com image 300x225]


The state of Virginia now insists that we are officially married. That's kind of inconvenient for me, to be honest. I'm a real light sleeper, so you're going to have to sleep in a separate room. Every time you burp, that's going to wake me up. Really for real.
 
2012-03-03 05:41:35 PM  

Mildot: foo monkey: When it doesn't taste like cold piss.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x277]


To be fair, Billy beer tasted like steaming hot piss. Cold piss wouldn't have that extra bouquet.
 
2012-03-03 05:43:00 PM  

scandalrag: To be fair, Billy beer tasted like steaming hot piss. Cold piss wouldn't have that extra bouquet.


Cold piss? Streaming hot piss?

Sorry, I've never had the privilege of sampling piss.
 
2012-03-03 05:50:25 PM  
99 comments. That reminds me of a song...
 
2012-03-03 05:58:22 PM  
a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net

They're not so bad.

/drinks Clamato and beer semi-regularly
//called a red eye 'round here
 
2012-03-03 06:00:08 PM  

Rev.K: [a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net image 604x453]

They're not so bad.

/drinks Clamato and beer semi-regularly
//called a red eye 'round here


bullcrap

Chelada sucks dicks in hell.
 
2012-03-03 06:03:07 PM  

casual disregard: bullcrap

Chelada sucks dicks in hell.



I wouldn't want to drink them all night. Clamato is definitely an acquired taste.
 
2012-03-03 06:07:02 PM  

Rev.K: casual disregard: bullcrap

Chelada sucks dicks in hell.


I wouldn't want to drink them all night. Clamato is definitely an acquired taste.


I can imagine no better way to force a man to vomit, pass out, or die than Chelada. Move over waterboarding; Chelada is in town.
 
2012-03-03 06:07:31 PM  
From Lincoln, NE. You'd be surprised at the beer options here in Nebraska. We f*cking love to drink here.
 
2012-03-03 06:09:01 PM  
Dammit, pic got tossed. Here's a link to it. Link (new window)
 
2012-03-03 06:23:32 PM  

casual disregard: Move over waterboarding; Chelada is in town.


i lol'd
 
2012-03-03 06:29:38 PM  
If I may say something...

weblogs.baltimoresun.com
Hells yeah!

/SOOOOOOOO good
//can't wait until the doc clears me to drink again
 
2012-03-03 06:33:17 PM  
I've live in California all my life. I can't find anything but sierra nevada's pale ale and celebration ale in liquor stores.
When I visit Minnesota, they have a ton of other Sierra Nevada's I've never heard of.

Such as
4.bp.blogspot.com

thefullpint.com

www.ratebeer.com

WTF
 
2012-03-03 06:43:21 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
(GIS and print out your own!)
 
2012-03-03 06:47:49 PM  
Whether or not the liquid inside reacts with the metal is less of a concern as my tasting the metal in general. Has been unavoidable to me. I am willing to drink soda from the can because the flavors are not meant to be delicate or anything, but for beer I don't think I shall leave glass.
 
2012-03-03 06:50:33 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I've live in California all my life. I can't find anything but sierra nevada's pale ale and celebration ale in liquor stores.
When I visit Minnesota, they have a ton of other Sierra Nevada's I've never heard of.

Such as






WTF


Your liquor store sucks.

If your haven't had their Bigfoot Barleywine or the Ruthless Rye, or Fritz and Ken's colabo you haven't lived. If you like hoppy beers their Hoptimum is farking epic.

/ok so SN is my favorite brewery...
 
2012-03-03 07:03:15 PM  
Beer goes into bottles that were washed because they were used before your lips got to them. What was in them or what they were used for before they were returned is anyone's guess. Mice, smoke butts, someones butt, a piss bottle.......

Beer in cans is beer in a container that has never been used for anything but beer. Clean and untouched. They weigh less and don't break when you're too drunk to hold it in your hands and end up dropping it on your buddy's driveway or in their garage. No one sweeps up a broken beer can right?

I'll be quite happy drinking my beer from cans.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-03 07:18:32 PM  

Dani Daywalker: Your liquor store sucks.


Every liquor store in the bay area sucks then.
 
2012-03-03 07:20:27 PM  

Dani Daywalker: /ok so SN is my favorite brewery...


Mine is Schell's, which is not sold in California.
 
2012-03-03 07:48:24 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Dani Daywalker: /ok so SN is my favorite brewery...

Mine is Schell's, which is not sold in California.


In VA we have this old scam called the ABC store. State-rune pirates take your cash in exchange for booze. God bless America!
 
2012-03-03 07:51:03 PM  

MentalStew: Beer goes into bottles that were washed because they were used before your lips got to them. What was in them or what they were used for before they were returned is anyone's guess. Mice, smoke butts, someones butt, a piss bottle.......

Beer in cans is beer in a container that has never been used for anything but beer. Clean and untouched. They weigh less and don't break when you're too drunk to hold it in your hands and end up dropping it on your buddy's driveway or in their garage. No one sweeps up a broken beer can right?

I'll be quite happy drinking my beer from cans.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 500x339]


Recycled bottles are melted down to make new bottles. They are not cleaned out and reused. In fact the guys at the recycling center smash them on the spot to make room for more glass.
 
2012-03-03 07:52:20 PM  

casual disregard: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dani Daywalker: /ok so SN is my favorite brewery...

Mine is Schell's, which is not sold in California.

In VA we have this old scam called the ABC store. State-run pirates take your cash in exchange for booze. God bless America!


sigh, FTFM

/used to love pruppets (new window)
 
2012-03-03 07:53:21 PM  

casual disregard: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dani Daywalker: /ok so SN is my favorite brewery...

Mine is Schell's, which is not sold in California.

In VA we have this old scam called the ABC store. State-rune pirates take your cash in exchange for booze. God bless America!


Strange, last time I was in VA I bought my alcohol at the liquor-store/gas station. That store was not state-run.
 
2012-03-03 07:59:15 PM  

redhook: casual disregard: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dani Daywalker: /ok so SN is my favorite brewery...

Mine is Schell's, which is not sold in California.

In VA we have this old scam called the ABC store. State-rune pirates take your cash in exchange for booze. God bless America!

Strange, last time I was in VA I bought my alcohol at the liquor-store/gas station. That store was not state-run.


Please inform us what you purchased and where. Virginia is a police state, so we require your data for our own good.
 
2012-03-03 08:52:12 PM  
www.eateraz.com

Lumberyard Red Ale is damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn good beer in a can. Damn!
 
2012-03-03 09:00:44 PM  

Lucrat: Canned beer revolutionary? Not so much... now, canned whiskey on the other hand

Link (new window)


I will defiantly plan on drinking whisky or whiskey in the can.

Or any other room in the house. even outside.
 
2012-03-03 09:09:54 PM  

DeepDownHounds: *cough*

[boozedancing.files.wordpress.com image 500x500]


Heck yeah!

/and Back In Black.
 
2012-03-03 09:18:29 PM  

The_Sponge: So damn tasty:

[i664.photobucket.com image 640x853]


I just saw that at my favorite liquor store, gonna pick some up next time.
 
2012-03-03 09:23:10 PM  

dholway: [img.photobucket.com image 452x587]



The Bud Clamato was so farking awesome! I would drink that stuff like a little kid drinks Kool aid during a heatwave.

GAWD DAMMIT SO MUCH they don't make it anymore

WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
 
2012-03-03 10:27:45 PM  

ElBarto79: jayhawk88: natazha: jayhawk88: I get the idea, but if you really need your beer in a can, chances are you don't really need a craft beer. There's nothing wrong with a little High Life or Coors if you're out at the lake or a BBQ once in a while.

No, you definitely do not 'get it'.

Stop. You don't eat Kobe beef or foie gras with shaved truffles every meal. Be more worried about who's there and what's happening, rather than what you're drinking.

I think agree with the other commenter, no you do not "get it". You seem to want to equate drinking decent quality beer outside with our friends with snobbery.


from the jayhawk /nick, he's from Kansas. "getting it" is genetically impossible for him.
 
2012-03-03 11:31:48 PM  
Since when was canned beer "revolutionary?"

Since the time that you couldn't get Billy beer in anything but a can.



/pure snark
 
2012-03-03 11:59:41 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I've live in California all my life. I can't find anything but sierra nevada's pale ale and celebration ale in liquor stores.
When I visit Minnesota, they have a ton of other Sierra Nevada's I've never heard of.

Such as






WTF


If you're ever in the north state, visit Chico. There's stuff in the local bars that doesn't get shipped outside of Chico, and stuff at the brewery that doesn't even get bottled.
 
2012-03-04 12:02:51 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Dani Daywalker: Your liquor store sucks.

Every liquor store in the bay area sucks then.


I get most of those at Safeway in the south bay. Failing that, BevMo has a good variety.
 
2012-03-04 01:14:17 AM  

Zavulon: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dani Daywalker: Your liquor store sucks.

Every liquor store in the bay area sucks then.

I get most of those at Safeway in the south bay. Failing that, BevMo has a good variety.


I was just in a Safeway today in RWC and they had Torpedo and the Rye one. I have definitely seen Glissade in season.
 
2012-03-04 01:16:33 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I've live in California all my life. I can't find anything but sierra nevada's pale ale and celebration ale in liquor stores.
When I visit Minnesota, they have a ton of other Sierra Nevada's I've never heard of


You need to go to a BevMo sometime. They have a large selection of Sierra Nevada and will even ship it to your door.

Link (new window)
 
2012-03-04 01:16:45 AM  
Who buys cans at a bar?
 
2012-03-04 02:19:11 AM  

Driver: [www.ghosttraveller.com image 315x299]
For when you really, really don't care.


No, this is the canned beer for when you don't care.
adrinkontherocks.com
 
2012-03-04 02:54:33 AM  
ratchetbrew.files.wordpress.com

Taaaasty! Had a chance to try their new iteration, the Shiva Nitro, a few weeks back at their Brewpub. DAMN fine ale.
 
2012-03-04 03:12:46 AM  

croesius: [ratchetbrew.files.wordpress.com image 480x640]

Taaaasty! Had a chance to try their new iteration, the Shiva Nitro, a few weeks back at their Brewpub. DAMN fine ale.


Come back and next time try the Ashevillian. It's a dark IPA and it's damned tasty.

/Live right down the street
//Shiva = best beer in Beer City, USA
///If yer going, get the Sheer Delight Pizza and add sausage.
////BLISS
 
2012-03-04 03:54:07 AM  
redhook. Maybe you were smashed when you posted that but .....

Bottles are washed and refilled, not smashed.

Worked in a brewery.

Either way, I still love drinking beer from cans.

www.daveandthomas.net
 
2012-03-04 05:41:31 AM  
img.photobucket.com


Clamato: The drink that tastes like p u ssy!
 
2012-03-04 09:44:53 AM  

Morchella: citoriman: The ONLY reason I prefer bottles if I'm just gonna drink beer at home is because they stay cold longer.

I'm gonna jump in here and call that a disadvantage. Beer right from the fridge or cooler is going to be too cold to taste right, if it's an ale anyway. It's got to warm up a bit if you're going to taste the malt and have the right flavor balance between that and the hops.


Just take the beer out a few minutes before you drink it, or keep it in a closet, garage, porch, etc that is at the temp you prefer. The fact remains that if you open a can or a bottle of beer at your preferred temp, the bottled one is going to stay closer to that preferred temp than the can.
 
2012-03-04 09:52:20 AM  

casual disregard: Coyote Doyenne: casual disregard: Coyote Doyenne: casual disregard: Oskar Blues rocks:

[drinkwiththewench.com image 336x400]

INFINITE AMOUNT OF THIS.

*fistbump*

Huh, and apparently you despise mayonnaise. It seems we have a lot in common.

[i54.tinypic.com image 300x225]

The state of Virginia now insists that we are officially married. That's kind of inconvenient for me, to be honest. I'm a real light sleeper, so you're going to have to sleep in a separate room. Every time you burp, that's going to wake me up. Really for real.


Very well, then. I accept the challenge of this "Virginia Marriage." I will remain in bed here in Atlanta, so I'll technically be in another room. I don't burp in bed, but my flatulence is epic. Especially after drinking Ten Fidy.

So, if you have a long-distance fart fetish, this could work out well. Normally, it's a fetish I charge for, but, you seem legit. I'll do it pro bono. This time.

I'll have my assistant, Fidgit Nethertingles, draw up the paperwork first thing in the morning.
 
2012-03-04 09:52:41 AM  

citoriman: Morchella: citoriman: The ONLY reason I prefer bottles if I'm just gonna drink beer at home is because they stay cold longer.

I'm gonna jump in here and call that a disadvantage. Beer right from the fridge or cooler is going to be too cold to taste right, if it's an ale anyway. It's got to warm up a bit if you're going to taste the malt and have the right flavor balance between that and the hops.

Just take the beer out a few minutes before you drink it, or keep it in a closet, garage, porch, etc that is at the temp you prefer. The fact remains that if you open a can or a bottle of beer at your preferred temp, the bottled one is going to stay closer to that preferred temp than the can.


I've always found the opposite to be true, at least when drinking outside in the summer. But then again if I'm drinking outside in the summer, the beer is usually gone before it gets warm, whether in a can or a bottle. The exception is when I open a beer and leave it on the dock while I snorkel.
 
2012-03-04 10:45:19 AM  

Coyote Doyenne: casual disregard: Coyote Doyenne: casual disregard: Coyote Doyenne: casual disregard: Oskar Blues rocks:

[drinkwiththewench.com image 336x400]

INFINITE AMOUNT OF THIS.

*fistbump*

Huh, and apparently you despise mayonnaise. It seems we have a lot in common.

[i54.tinypic.com image 300x225]

The state of Virginia now insists that we are officially married. That's kind of inconvenient for me, to be honest. I'm a real light sleeper, so you're going to have to sleep in a separate room. Every time you burp, that's going to wake me up. Really for real.

Very well, then. I accept the challenge of this "Virginia Marriage." I will remain in bed here in Atlanta, so I'll technically be in another room. I don't burp in bed, but my flatulence is epic. Especially after drinking Ten Fidy.

So, if you have a long-distance fart fetish, this could work out well. Normally, it's a fetish I charge for, but, you seem legit. I'll do it pro bono. This time.

I'll have my assistant, Fidgit Nethertingles, draw up the paperwork first thing in the morning.


Oh my, you're a keeper. I suppose I'm the trophy wife in this relationship, though.
 
2012-03-04 12:17:22 PM  
Obviously, the author is not a golfer.
 
2012-03-04 05:49:29 PM  

citoriman: Just take the beer out a few minutes before you drink it, or keep it in a closet, garage, porch, etc that is at the temp you prefer. The fact remains that if you open a can or a bottle of beer at your preferred temp, the bottled one is going to stay closer to that preferred temp than the can.


It shouldn't make a difference what vessel the beer came from because that beer is being poured into a glass. All the can or bottle does is provide storage until it reaches the glass. No one who really wants to appreciate their beer drinks from the can or bottle. Drinking from the container is for guzzling/getting drunk.
 
2012-03-04 05:50:42 PM  

shoegaze99: Drinking from the container is for guzzling/getting drunk.


And I meant to add, if you're drinking to get drunk the beer won't be in the container long enough for temperature changes to matter, anyway.
 
2012-03-04 08:08:36 PM  

tacos4jesus: croesius: [ratchetbrew.files.wordpress.com image 480x640]

Taaaasty! Had a chance to try their new iteration, the Shiva Nitro, a few weeks back at their Brewpub. DAMN fine ale.

Come back and next time try the Ashevillian. It's a dark IPA and it's damned tasty.

/Live right down the street
//Shiva = best beer in Beer City, USA
///If yer going, get the Sheer Delight Pizza and add sausage.
////BLISS


Oh, I had an Ashevillian as well. As a Nashvillian I kinda felt obligated. Wife and I hope to make our home up there soon, working on turning my homebrewing and welding into a career.
 
2012-03-04 08:56:25 PM  

casual disregard: scandalrag: To be fair, Billy beer tasted like steaming hot piss. Cold piss wouldn't have that extra bouquet.

Cold piss? Streaming hot piss?

Sorry, I've never had the privilege of sampling piss.



Ever drink Bud Light? Same thing..
 
2012-03-05 09:23:03 AM  

wantingout: Its a sad, sad, day, when craft beers go into cans. Only being done to appeal to the mainstream lowbrow nattie-light drinking schlitzheads.


Somebody hasn't tried Schlitz in a while. They've re-introduced their formula from the sixties - and it's dee-freakin-licious.
 
2012-03-05 12:25:49 PM  
Did Apple "invent" canned beer now?
 
2012-03-05 11:21:54 PM  
Why is Rev.K not wearing a pink polo with a popped collar?
 
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