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(Coed Magazine)   In the "how did we miss this" news category, yesterday was "Beer Can Appreciation Day". In belated honor here are the top 25 American canned beers   (coedmagazine.com ) divider line 155
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2013-01-25 03:59:16 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: [www.vagabondish.com image 500x375]

beer in the can


I know yours is relevant, but the washing machine is the best impromptu beer cooler:

www.missionmission.org
 
2013-01-25 04:00:15 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Only once have I not only failed to finish the beer I was drinking but poured the rest of the six-pack down the drain.

[i.imgur.com image 850x850]


Your first clue should have been the inclusion of watermelon.

It is suitable for wine or for inoculating with everclear or vodka, but never beer.

And I like some of the beers with fruit, and am willing to try just about any beer. For instance, I wonder if a blackberry stout would be any good?
 
2013-01-25 04:01:51 PM  
No Dales Pale Ale?

In my opinion Dales is the best IPA in the country, can or not.

/Canned beers are much easier to stuff in the wifes purse to take with us to the movies.
 
2013-01-25 04:03:00 PM  

meat0918: Wellon Dowd: Only once have I not only failed to finish the beer I was drinking but poured the rest of the six-pack down the drain.

[i.imgur.com image 850x850]

Your first clue should have been the inclusion of watermelon.

It is suitable for wine or for inoculating with everclear or vodka, but never beer.

And I like some of the beers with fruit, and am willing to try just about any beer. For instance, I wonder if a blackberry stout would be any good?


I agree, but their brew free or die is pretty solid, especially for $ 9/ 6-pack
 
2013-01-25 04:03:37 PM  

LandOfChocolate: /Canned beers are much easier to stuff in the wifes purse to take with us to the movies.


I always go for high alcohol density when smuggling.  Stuff your pockets full of these before going to a ball game:

distilleryimage4.instagram.com

and then just buy sodas as mixers.
 
2013-01-25 04:04:15 PM  

LandOfChocolate:

/Canned beers are much easier to stuff in the wifes purse to take with us to the movies.


I have a couple other ideas of things that should be stuffed in your wife's purse.


Like m&ms or twizzlers...the concessions are expensive.
 
2013-01-25 04:04:17 PM  
An article celebrating beer where a good number of the glasses are dirty.
 
2013-01-25 04:04:22 PM  

NuttierThanEver: That's because even good beer tastes like shiat when it's in cans.


Generally, not really. Cans keep beer fresher than bottles because "skunking" only occurs due to UV light. Cans block 100% of all light unlike bottles. Is it generally an issue? No, but with the heavily hopped beers people produce today it makes a difference because skunking is caused by light reacting with hop isohumulones.
 
2013-01-25 04:04:38 PM  
Speaking of beer, I need to lock mine up to keep my wife away from it. Is it hard to put a lock on a fridge? I see that amazon sells some (fridge locks). Are these in any way effective?
 
2013-01-25 04:06:40 PM  
Beer causes a lot of drunk driving deaths. I think Congress should pass a law saying you need to secure your beer in a safe.
 
2013-01-25 04:09:49 PM  

WhippingBoy: Speaking of beer, I need to lock mine up to keep my wife away from it. Is it hard to put a lock on a fridge? I see that amazon sells some (fridge locks). Are these in any way effective?


But then its harder to make sandwiches.

tough trade off.
 
2013-01-25 04:10:22 PM  
My favorite recenty-tried canned beer...
Dirty Hippie, Palisade Brewing, Colorado
www.artzberger.com

/hotlinked
 
2013-01-25 04:10:34 PM  

Beerguy: cr7pilot:

Agreed, my fellow UT beer appreciator. I like their Viennese very much. It's a bonus that they also serve great food.

Mikey1969:

Yum, I haven't been there in awhile. It's definitely time for the wife and I to go out somewhere...

This is their winter seasonal, an unfiltered rye lager.

It is exceptional.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 478x640]


It's the perfect time to go there for dinner and beers, too. That place is built to make you feel warm and snug when it's cold out. Of course, it's also time to start brewing agin, but I won't get around to that either. I need more free time and free money, I think... :-)
 
2013-01-25 04:11:03 PM  

LandOfChocolate: No Dales Pale Ale?

In my opinion Dales is the best IPA in the country, can or not.

/Canned beers are much easier to stuff in the wifes purse to take with us to the movies.


Technically Dale's is an APA, and is pretty awesome. Their IPA, Deviant Dales I think kinda taste like canned shart.
 
2013-01-25 04:12:21 PM  
www.ibabuzz.com

Surprised the hell out of me to see this.
 
2013-01-25 04:13:19 PM  

tricycleracer: What_Would_Jimi_Do: [www.vagabondish.com image 500x375]

beer in the can

I know yours is relevant, but the washing machine is the best impromptu beer cooler:

[www.missionmission.org image 500x375]


Even has drainage for the ice runoff, I like... You could convert easily, add insulation, and run a drain hose. I might have to try this...
 
2013-01-25 04:14:54 PM  
Holy shiat.  Almost missed this thread because of doing actual work.  Anyhoo, my contribution and namesake

www.the60sofficialsite.com
 
2013-01-25 04:16:15 PM  

Solid State Vittles: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 425x682]

/been known to give me an Old Chub once in a Blue Moon


In my younger days, I drank a lot of Younger's Tartan Special (also a Scottish Ale), and while I enjoy the Old Chub I prefer Founder's Dirty Bastard (which is not in cans, so not relevant to TFA, but perhaps relevant to your taste buds).
 
2013-01-25 04:16:19 PM  
Good standby.
charlotterestauranttraffic.com
 
zez
2013-01-25 04:16:19 PM  

busy chillin': thought for sure this would be on the list:

[houstonbeerreview.com image 336x298]

kinda to cool to see Tallgrass listed though...from Manhattan, KS.

/'99


I really wanted to like that but it just didn't do anything for me.
 
2013-01-25 04:18:08 PM  

WhippingBoy: Speaking of beer, I need to lock mine up to keep my wife away from it. Is it hard to put a lock on a fridge? I see that amazon sells some (fridge locks). Are these in any way effective?


You can pt a normal padlock hasp on a fridge, as long as you don't puncture any coils, which are generally in the back or underneath. I think freezers have cooling lines in the frame, but fridges are just insulated boxes...

That other poster was right though, how's she gonna make you sandwiches?
 
2013-01-25 04:18:46 PM  

Mikey1969: NuttierThanEver: That's because even good beer tastes like shiat when it's in cans.

Draft>>>botttle>>>>>>>>skunk piss>>>>>>used urinal cake >>>>>> beer in cans

You do realize that the kegs and cans are both made of aluminum, right? This isn't the canned beer you drank in high school...


Kegs are made of stainless steel.
 
2013-01-25 04:20:02 PM  

zez: busy chillin': thought for sure this would be on the list:

[houstonbeerreview.com image 336x298]

kinda to cool to see Tallgrass listed though...from Manhattan, KS.

/'99

I really wanted to like that but it just didn't do anything for me.


I haven't had that one. I've only had their IPA and didn't enjoy it has much as I hoped I would. Haven't had anything more of theirs since. I should support local...well I buy a lot of Boulevard so I guess that counts.
 
2013-01-25 04:21:27 PM  

Dumski: [i277.photobucket.com image 400x444]


A stereotype older than pull tabs on beer cans. The United States is probably the BEST country in the world for quality beer. Equating US beer with Bud and Coors is not only lame but lazy.
 
2013-01-25 04:22:24 PM  
Mikey1969: B: I never saw a second "revolution", just that more craft beers went national. I don't think these guys actually paid any attention to beer of craft brews...

I also like how they say "brewers took notice" that cans were light tight. They've known this all along, you morons.

/As much as I like stories about beer, your blog sucks. Next time pick someone who could drink in the 90's to do a story about drinking trends from the 90's to the present day.


I wrote the article and I want to defend myself on some points here:

1) The "Second" Craft Beer Revolution is reasonably well accepted dogma in the craft beer world. Ready more about it here: http://allaboutbeer.com/full-pints/2013/01/the-second-craft-beer-revol ution-will-it-stick-this-time/

2) I've been drinking craft beer for 15 years and have been writing about it professionally for 5. I spend a lot of time paying attention to beer. And though I didn't drink through all of the 90s (I was in my teens for most of it), I drank through as much of them as I could and did my research beyond that.

3) Yes, maybe "brewers taking notice" was the wrong phrasing, but the truth is brewers have finally begun speaking publicly about their love of cans as opposed to adhering to the standard idea that good beers come in bottles.

Thanks for all your criticism though, as right or wrong as they may be. Say what you want about the blog, but I tried to make my article as valid as possible and I am certainly not a "moron." Cheers.
 
2013-01-25 04:22:30 PM  

kyuzokai: Solid State Vittles: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 425x682]

/been known to give me an Old Chub once in a Blue Moon

In my younger days, I drank a lot of Younger's Tartan Special (also a Scottish Ale), and while I enjoy the Old Chub I prefer Founder's Dirty Bastard (which is not in cans, so not relevant to TFA, but perhaps relevant to your taste buds).


Yes, relevant indeed, thanks.
 
2013-01-25 04:22:48 PM  

Bruxellensis: Mikey1969: NuttierThanEver: That's because even good beer tastes like shiat when it's in cans.

Draft>>>botttle>>>>>>>>skunk piss>>>>>>used urinal cake >>>>>> beer in cans

You do realize that the kegs and cans are both made of aluminum, right? This isn't the canned beer you drank in high school...

Kegs are made of stainless steel.


I've used aluminum before, far lighter than if they were steel.
 
2013-01-25 04:23:52 PM  

tricycleracer: LandOfChocolate: /Canned beers are much easier to stuff in the wifes purse to take with us to the movies.

I always go for high alcohol density when smuggling.  Stuff your pockets full of these before going to a ball game:

[distilleryimage4.instagram.com image 612x612]

and then just buy sodas as mixers.


we always used ziploc bags full of bourbon... just remember to double bag it and stick it down your pants. the quart bags go pretty far.
 
2013-01-25 04:24:20 PM  

tricycleracer: What_Would_Jimi_Do: [www.vagabondish.com image 500x375]

beer in the can

I know yours is relevant, but the washing machine is the best impromptu beer cooler:

[www.missionmission.org image 500x375]


Meh

a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-01-25 04:24:31 PM  

WinoRhino: NuttierThanEver: That's because even good beer tastes like shiat when it's in cans.

Generally, not really. Cans keep beer fresher than bottles because "skunking" only occurs due to UV light. Cans block 100% of all light unlike bottles. Is it generally an issue? No, but with the heavily hopped beers people produce today it makes a difference because skunking is caused by light reacting with hop isohumulones.


Yay, we finally have a winner!

Even amber (brown) bottles don't block 100% UV.

/pour the damn beer in a glass, people!
//unless you're at the beach of course
 
2013-01-25 04:25:08 PM  
The list is incomplete without a representative beer from Bohemian Brewery

You my friend are a true scholar, schooled in truth about beer.  Is it beer thirty yet?
 
2013-01-25 04:25:15 PM  
www.selectism.com
 
2013-01-25 04:26:52 PM  
Heady Topper from VT was a huuuge deal when it landed in very small quantities in NYC. Store near me was only selling 1 can per customer, because they couldn't deal with the demand but still wanted to make sure everyone was able to get at least 1.

Then I just had my brother in law bring down a couple of 4 packs from VT. So I was havin a laugh.
 
2013-01-25 04:27:28 PM  

soopey: Good standby.
[charlotterestauranttraffic.com image 640x480]


Good stuff, been meaning to try the cans. Great for the Great Outdoors... I have a can of their (new to me) one--Hoptimum, sitting in the fridge calling out to me.As well as about 6 bombers of Arrogant Bastard that I had someone pick up on a road trip(Can't get that in Utah). I'm really falling behind on my drinking.
 
2013-01-25 04:28:27 PM  

Mikey1969: Bruxellensis: Mikey1969: NuttierThanEver: That's because even good beer tastes like shiat when it's in cans.

Draft>>>botttle>>>>>>>>skunk piss>>>>>>used urinal cake >>>>>> beer in cans

You do realize that the kegs and cans are both made of aluminum, right? This isn't the canned beer you drank in high school...

Kegs are made of stainless steel.

I've used aluminum before, far lighter than if they were steel.


When, in the 1940's?
 
2013-01-25 04:28:40 PM  
long long ago, in the far away times, when the distribution companies that were worth a damn wouldn't touch craft brands because they were closly affiliated with the national brands and you had to figure out how to get your beer to market, the Brewery I work for figured out how to open up it's own distribution company in order to sell the beer..

they were a craft and import distributor and were one of the first companies on the east coast to carry stuff from oscar blues, victory, etc.

to get to the point.. I remember when the Oscar Blues Ten fiddy first came to the market.. very small batch, we got no more thatn 30 cases on the first shipment. .The cans were hand labeled. A generic white can with a self adhesive paper label wrapped around the can.
interesting times.. I should've saved a couple for historical reference.


when I started out in the beer mines, I was considered the Packaging floor specialist I.e. chief bottle washer, and filler. All the glass pack was in 22's and done by hand on a four spout hand operated champagne filler. took an hour to drain a keg down into six odd cases of bottles, three shifts a day doing that. 6 days a week to get it done.


hell... when Oskar Blues started out.. thier canning operation was a by hand system... a six pack at a time. then manually sealed the can.

times, they have a changed..


cans area ideal for any beer.. very little head space for O2 absorption. no chance for light skunking. the can themselves are very light, so when it comes to shipping and handling, the weight of the cans is negligible. full surface for label artwork.

cans don't shatter so they are welcome in various out door pursuit where bottles are not welcome.

and of course.. the folks that complain about canned beer having the canned taste? pour the shiat in a glass and stop lipping up the can!
 
2013-01-25 04:32:02 PM  

pute kisses like a man: tricycleracer: LandOfChocolate: /Canned beers are much easier to stuff in the wifes purse to take with us to the movies.

I always go for high alcohol density when smuggling.  Stuff your pockets full of these before going to a ball game:

[distilleryimage4.instagram.com image 612x612]

and then just buy sodas as mixers.

we always used ziploc bags full of bourbon... just remember to double bag it and stick it down your pants. the quart bags go pretty far.


I also used to do this (only one leak) until I bought the freedom flask:
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
The look on peoples faces at a concert when they see you leaking into a cup is worth the investment price alone, paid for itself at Allgood last summer.
 
2013-01-25 04:32:27 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: and of course.. the folks that complain about canned beer having the canned taste? pour the shiat in a glass and stop lipping up the can!


Really, you should be pouring beer into a glass even if it came in a glass bottle. Never understood people that pay the money for craft beer, then drink it out of the bottle and miss out on the aroma. ??
 
2013-01-25 04:33:56 PM  
Started drinking some canned beer as a novelty. Only American was from New Holland, iirc. Rest has been stuff like:
media.cleveland.com
www.english-shop.de
www.cherokeedistributing.com
 
2013-01-25 04:35:32 PM  
Clearly Drew was out appreciating beer cans.
 
2013-01-25 04:38:34 PM  

Bruxellensis: Cerebral Knievel: and of course.. the folks that complain about canned beer having the canned taste? pour the shiat in a glass and stop lipping up the can!

Really, you should be pouring beer into a glass even if it came in a glass bottle. Never understood people that pay the money for craft beer, then drink it out of the bottle and miss out on the aroma. ??


My excuse is I have a near endless supply, and around midnight, I'm fairly lazy about it :D I know the stank of the beer I help make after all ;)

but for the rest of you philistines. if you spent good money on something decent.. decant that biatch

good to see ya brux! Haven't seen you show up in a beer thread in a while, unless we've been two ships passing in the night or something.
 
2013-01-25 04:41:15 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Bruxellensis: Cerebral Knievel: and of course.. the folks that complain about canned beer having the canned taste? pour the shiat in a glass and stop lipping up the can!

Really, you should be pouring beer into a glass even if it came in a glass bottle. Never understood people that pay the money for craft beer, then drink it out of the bottle and miss out on the aroma. ??

My excuse is I have a near endless supply, and around midnight, I'm fairly lazy about it :D I know the stank of the beer I help make after all ;)

but for the rest of you philistines. if you spent good money on something decent.. decant that biatch

good to see ya brux! Haven't seen you show up in a beer thread in a while, unless we've been two ships passing in the night or something.


I've got my beer on 5 taps, so I'm pretty much forced to pour it in a glass. I've been guilty every once in a while of drinking a homebrew from a bottle, though. Just like your situation :)

Yeah, I've been late to most beer threads lately. Good to see ya here too. How's biz?
 
2013-01-25 04:42:20 PM  
homebrewparty.com
 
2013-01-25 04:43:41 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Started drinking some canned beer as a novelty. Only American was from New Holland, iirc. Rest has been stuff like:
[media.cleveland.com image 509x1024]
[www.english-shop.de image 600x450]
[www.cherokeedistributing.com image 410x410]


I stand in agreement.

\\well I sit straighter
\alright slouch straighter
 
2013-01-25 04:44:20 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Started drinking some canned beer as a novelty. Only American was from New Holland, iirc. Rest has been stuff like:
[media.cleveland.com image 509x1024]
[www.english-shop.de image 600x450]
[www.cherokeedistributing.com image 410x410]


the only problem with most of those is they don't readily fit in the vintage coin op coke machine ;) both boddington, and old speckled hen put guiness to shame IMHO.

in fact.. I only ever get a Guinness if absolutely nothing else is available. not that I don't like Guinness, but I feel it is a pale and insipid version of the style and its popularity is only because of years and years of marketing and decades of it being the only thing available of its sort on the american market.

otherwise, it aint bad, just... there is better out there.
 
2013-01-25 04:48:42 PM  

tnpir: [www.ibabuzz.com image 213x337]

Surprised the hell out of me to see this.


Fat Tire is f*cking disgusting. So is Sierra
 
2013-01-25 04:52:10 PM  

Bruxellensis:
Yeah, I've been late to most beer threads lately. Good to see ya here too. How's biz?


selling it faster than we can make it, moved into the Maryland market, probably central Florida next. kicking off a years worth of 20th anniversary celebrations in February, we have a "urban legend" series of beers being introduced this year that I'm a big part of and a we got a documentary film crew following us around all the time.

the doc is going to be about craft brew in general, particular to Virginia, and focusing on our story and 20years in the biz. when the fund raising trailer for the doc is available, I'll try to post it to FARK.
 
2013-01-25 04:54:38 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Bruxellensis:
Yeah, I've been late to most beer threads lately. Good to see ya here too. How's biz?

selling it faster than we can make it, moved into the Maryland market, probably central Florida next. kicking off a years worth of 20th anniversary celebrations in February, we have a "urban legend" series of beers being introduced this year that I'm a big part of and a we got a documentary film crew following us around all the time.

the doc is going to be about craft brew in general, particular to Virginia, and focusing on our story and 20years in the biz. when the fund raising trailer for the doc is available, I'll try to post it to FARK.


Sounds good! Looking forward to seeing that. Glad to hear you guys are doing well.
 
2013-01-25 04:55:12 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: tnpir: [www.ibabuzz.com image 213x337]

Surprised the hell out of me to see this.

Fat Tire is f*cking disgusting. So is Sierra


Well excuse me all to hell.
 
2013-01-25 04:56:12 PM  
Fairly obvious most of you kiddies haven't had the chance to buy beer before and your mom only stocks Bud Lite.
Quality beer does very well in cans, no light/skunking, easy to cool, and much less weight.
 
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