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Sam Adams Cans
« on: May 03, 2013, 10:18:30 AM »
As we all most likely know, Sam Adams is not available in cans, that's right cans!  Sam Adams posted this on Facebook (I apologize to those who don't use it) and some of the comments are out there.  How do we educate these people or is it a lost cause?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151386811016611&set=a.134986426610.120808.117341921610&type=1

Granted we are a little more versed on the craft beer scene, but people equating them to Budweiser because it's in a can is ridiculous. ::)  I wonder how many of these people drink Heady Topper (not available in bottles, but in cans )
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 01:11:26 PM »
The link doesn't appear to be working for me, but it could be the firewall at my office that's responsible.  Anyway, are people really railing against canned craft beer?  It's not really new anymore.  Oskar Blues has been doing it for almost two decades, and roughly 20% of craft beer is canned these days.  It's a superior package in many ways, and from a design perspective, there's a lot you can do with a can that you can't do with a bottle.  Personally, I applaud Sam Adams for taking the plunge!
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 01:17:33 PM »
I wouldn't call it rallying, but there are some who comment they will never drink a Sam Adams again because they went to cans. 

I'm can't wait for the days where canning is cost effective for homebrewers  ;D
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 01:20:31 PM »
Eschewing because of cans? What retards... More for me!
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 01:47:11 PM »
I don't care for cans. I've never previously considered myself a retard, but maybe I've been wrong all this time. . .
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 01:53:23 PM »
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I don't care for cans. I've never previously considered myself a retard, but maybe I've been wrong all this time.

+1.

I don't enjoy drinking from them, if given a choice (same beer, different package) I choose bottles, and I tend to not choose the "can only" craft choices except when that can is a 15.5 or a 5.13 gallon size or I am involved in an activity where bottles aren't allowed.

But, on the other hand, I don't buy that much packaged beer at all....ever.
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 01:57:30 PM »
there's a lot you can do with a can that you can't do with a bottle

Such as the shotgun.

Cans are great for the golf bag.  I tend to buy bottles when I buy, because I'm always thinking about refilling them.
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2013, 02:02:02 PM »
I tend to buy bottles when I buy, because I'm always thinking about refilling them.

Every once in a while I'll buy cans, but I'd rather not. I've passed over canned offerings because I prefer to "recycle" my bottles with homebrew.
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 02:18:30 PM »
If a beer I really want is only offered in a can, I'll drink it - after first pouring it into a glass.  But I try to avoid cans only because of the BPA lining issue. (And I still have my beer can collection from the 1970s!)  I know BPA-free beer cans will come sooner or later.

http://www.fledglingbrewer.com/rants/liner-notes-is-bpa-in-beer-cans-a-cause-for-concern/
 
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013, 03:38:02 PM »
I used to frown on cans, mostly because of the Budweiser connection. I have since found that damn good breweries have been canning for years (Oscar Blues, Santan, ect.). I try to have an open mind these days and have been pleasantly surprised by the amazing beers now available in cans, I'm having a Santan Devil's ale now as a matter of fact.

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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2013, 03:40:01 PM »
If a beer I really want is only offered in a can, I'll drink it - after first pouring it into a glass.  But I try to avoid cans only because of the BPA lining issue. (And I still have my beer can collection from the 1970s!)  I know BPA-free beer cans will come sooner or later.

http://www.fledglingbrewer.com/rants/liner-notes-is-bpa-in-beer-cans-a-cause-for-concern/
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2013, 03:45:05 PM »
First, gotta say that I NEVER drink from a can!  BUT, today there are some very good craft beers that are canned  (Heady Topper as previously posted, for starters).  There's a brewery in downtown Indy named Sun King that has won around a dozen medals over the last 3 GABFs, and they sell beer only in cans and on draft. And I don't drink from their cans anymore than I drink from a botttle of Stone or Founders - craft beer is for a glass in my world.  Dale's Pale Ale is another top notch craft beer in cans. But canning has its advantages for craft breweries - can't be lightstruck, oxidation that can happen in old bottled beer is basically eliminated.  Less weight than glass as well, in terms of transportation costs. Poured into a glass, I can't tell the difference. Good 'ol boys drinking BMC from the can set the stigma for everybody.
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Re: Sam Adams Cans
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2013, 04:05:25 PM »
Let me add that I have hardly bottled beer in 20 years - if I still did, I might buy beer to keep bottles like I used to.
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