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Title: Beer in Cans
Post by: tubercle on February 25, 2011, 11:50:33 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/02/24/worlds-best-canned-beer/?test=faces

Talk amongst yourselves.
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: tschmidlin on February 26, 2011, 09:37:48 AM
I'm a fan of the can.  Good in, good out.
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: bluesman on February 26, 2011, 04:11:36 PM
A good freind once said to me, "You can take it in the bottle...or you can take it in the can"

I opted for the bottle.  ;D
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: dannyjed on February 26, 2011, 04:15:51 PM
cans are good for camping.  Has anyone here had Caldera(somewhere in Oregon) beers in the can and what do you think of them? 
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: euge on February 26, 2011, 06:47:42 PM
I prefer cans. And I want to try this one...

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Surly Brewing Abrasive Ale – One of the Minnesota-based company's few seasonal offerings, Abrasive is a double IPA and isn't afraid of offending anyone's delicate sensibilities. Reeking of pine, dark earth and even a marijuana-like essence, it's obvious that Abrasive Ale is not for everyone as soon as the ring tab is cracked. It's hugely bitter, with that same pine and soil flavor coming through clearly on every swallow. Without the slightly sweet malt notes added, it'd be overbearing, but as brewed it's perfect for hop-fiends. And at 9 percent alcohol by volume, it'll go a long way toward getting through the last of these long winter nights.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/02/24/worlds-best-canned-beer/#ixzz1F5mVb4n5
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: tschmidlin on February 27, 2011, 04:46:37 AM
cans are good for camping.  Has anyone here had Caldera(somewhere in Oregon) beers in the can and what do you think of them? 
Great beers!  I've had both the pale ale and IPA in cans, they're super hoppy and delicious!  Everything I tasted at the brewery was good too, and the people there were really nice.
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: punatic on February 27, 2011, 05:36:46 AM
cans are good for camping.  Has anyone here had Caldera(somewhere in Oregon) beers in the can and what do you think of them?  

Usually when I'm in the caldera (on Kilauea), I drink KBC Lavaman Red draft at the Lava Lounge.  Sometimes I buy a bomber of Guiness Extra Stout at the KMC PX and hike down to Halema`uma`u.  

But, don't tell anybody about the hiking part.  That area is closed due to the summit eruption.

The Maui Brewing beers are available here in cans in quite a few places.  My favorite of theirs is the Big Swell IPA.  It's OK.  I'll bypass Maui Brewing for SN Torpedo or Guiness.

Camping-wise (which I do quite often) bottles work great.  Homebrew!
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: mabrungard on February 27, 2011, 02:05:38 PM
The can is not a sign of poor beer.  There are significant advantages to the can and even craft brewers are employing that packaging.  Sun King Brewing in Indy has adopted the can instead of ever using bottles. 

The most significant hinderance to canning seems to be the requirement that brewers buy pre-printed cans in large quantities.  This is less attractive to craft brewers that want to put out a limited edition beer.  Canning is good when a brewer has a line of popular beers that they can reliably sell.  I understand that Sun King has obtained approval from the State of Indiana to use a generically printed can that they can slip a heat-shrinkable label onto for smaller beer production runs. 

Cans are coming!
 
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: pinnah on February 27, 2011, 02:20:37 PM
I love being able to buy good beer in cans.
They travel well, don't clink and break, and the crush at the end is really satisfying. :)

Some of my favorites are:
the true silver can from Silverton Brewery - Ice Pick Ale
being able to take a double IPA into the woods - The Gubna from Oskar Blues
and the Modus from SKA.

Nice cans!
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: dannyjed on February 27, 2011, 07:14:05 PM
I had the Caldera IPA and Pale Ale in the can while camping near Mt. St. Helens.  I just kept saying, "I can't believe I'm drinking beer this good from a can" and "What a great idea, great beer in a can".
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: theDarkSide on February 28, 2011, 01:01:54 PM
Now if we could just can at home easily, think about how much easier it would be to send beer into competition.

I like cans  ;)  You can stack them in your fridge, effectively doubling the storage capacity.
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: Rhoobarb on February 28, 2011, 07:32:13 PM
I like cans as a storage device.  I just won't drink out of one any more than I'd drink out of a bottle.  The metallic smell affects the taste/sensory experience.  Pour it into a glass or mug and it's all good.
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: oscarvan on March 01, 2011, 01:12:20 PM
If no one mentioned it yet......

http://www.21st-amendment.com/beer/bitter-american
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: a10t2 on March 01, 2011, 03:35:55 PM
The most significant hinderance to canning seems to be the requirement that brewers buy pre-printed cans in large quantities.

I would definitely agree with this. Our supplier (Ball) will only screen-print in 10-pallet runs. That's about 130 bbl, or roughly our annual sales for each of the flagships. We would be looking at potentially having to store up to 40 pallets at one time. As a result, we use adhesive labels on the blank cans, and there are retailers who won't take our product because of its appearance.
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: pinnah on March 01, 2011, 06:38:54 PM
we use adhesive labels on the blank cans, and there are retailers who won't take our product because of its appearance.

That is ridiculous...the retailer rejection part.

It is Silver Town man!  I love the blank silver can for Silverton Brewery.  Tell them it is all about marketing. :)
Title: Re: Beer in Cans
Post by: euge on March 01, 2011, 07:15:12 PM
I've had some darn good beer in cans. Like Rhoobarb I pour into a glass when I'm able.

Shipping cost should be more economical for pallets of beer in cans vs beer in bottles. Weighs less, and more beer fits in on a pallet.

However this won't translate to lower prices for the consumers I'm certain.