« on: March 11, 2010, 04:56:35 PM »
It doesn't matter to me. Pick your poison, I would be willing to bet a million bucks you couldn't pick it right even 3 times.
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I don't like cans. The do have a "taste", maybe some people aren't able to distinguish it but I sure "can".
" I would love to take a couple PET bottled beers camping."
PET bottles cannot be beat for refilling and transporting beer. If you're interested, I can show you my counter pressure PET bottle filler. Fast, simple and fills a bottle perfectly.
Some of the cheaper bands in Germany are sold in brown PET bottles. The problem is the O2 permability but judging by the papers I have come across, the industry is working on solving this problem.
When it comes to packaging it's all a matter of cost. If disposing bottles is cheaper than setting up a reuse infrastructure the industry will always bias towards disposable containers.
Why not bottle on PET containers?
Along the same lines there are a few pubs selling beer in Nalgene Growlers now. Nalgene! I need to get one of those to bring up to the pool! Genius! BPA be damned!
You can get these from White Labs if you order a 5 to 7 barrel batch of yeast. Best bet is to hit up a brew pub that uses White Labs and see if the will part with some. Might be a hike for you though.
QuoteOur intent would be for people to pour the beer in a glass, regardless of bottle or can.
That kind of shoots a hole in the convenience theory. Now you'd have to buy beer in cans and take glasses with you.
That brings us back to the big question: Can you really say that beer in cans is as good a beer in bottles?
But what about the aroma (hops and malt) you that we expect and enjoy from a beer like this?
DK: Well, no, not directly from the can. I tell people, when I drink a LaChouffe, I don't drink it right from a bottle. I pour it into a glass.
People see the can and think they need to drink right from it. You'd never drink a full-flavored beer from a bottle. This is a better, safer package than a bottle. It's draft beer in a mini-keg, and you don't drink draft beer right from a full-size keg.