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The best thing since...
« on: July 15, 2016, 07:28:07 PM »
It should be since good beer in cans. Eff sliced bread.
They're great for the lake in a koozy instead of glass.
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 08:20:29 PM »
Absolutely agree. I don't buy beer in bottles anymore. Only cans.
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 08:22:59 PM »
+2. I buy a lot of good (often local) beer in cans nowadays. I see cans as lightproof little kegs. And they're greener in terms of the environment for those interested.

Edit - Not gonna stop buying Trappists and others in bottles-only format anytime soon though.  :)
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 08:23:15 PM »
Absolutely agree. I don't buy beer in bottles anymore. Only cans.
I don't go that far, too much in bottles only I like.
Wish I could can at home.
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 08:26:34 PM »
Absolutely agree. I don't buy beer in bottles anymore. Only cans.
I don't go that far, too much in bottles only I like.
Wish I could can at home.
I do go that far since I don't buy beer all that much. Basically lately it's been 6 packs of DAB for $9 at John's Grocery and 4 packs of Boddingtons. And various other cans now available. There's some beer in bottles I want, but it's fine...I rarely buy beer.
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 11:04:03 PM »
I love the can revolution. Seven or Eight years ago the only craft I could get for multi day hikes were Oskar Blues Dales Pale or Old Chub. Now my local beer shop probably has 150-200 different can options including at least 10 gose's, berliners and flanders :). I'd say 1/4 - 1/3 of Seattle area breweries have at least one offering in cans.

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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2016, 02:34:15 AM »
Since the Richmond brewery opened we've been seeing six packs of 16 ounce cans of Arrogant Bastard for $10 a pop. Can't beat that, I've never had this beer fresh before and it's incredible.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2016, 02:39:03 AM »
Since the Richmond brewery opened we've been seeing six packs of 16 ounce cans of Arrogant Bastard for $10 a pop. Can't beat that, I've never had this beer fresh before and it's incredible.


Yeah it's just excellent fresh.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2016, 03:43:15 AM »
$10 for a six of 16 Oz cans, that's an awesome price. Bombers are usually $7-$10 around here
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2016, 01:27:06 PM »
Absolutely agree. I don't buy beer in bottles anymore. Only cans.
I don't go that far, too much in bottles only I like.
Wish I could can at home.

There's a newish brewpub in Chicago that does 32oz cans to go. They have a cool gadget that I'm sure cost a ton of money, but it's fun to dream. It's a lot more convenient than hauling a growler, too.
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2016, 01:36:47 PM »
Absolutely agree. I don't buy beer in bottles anymore. Only cans.
I don't go that far, too much in bottles only I like.
Wish I could can at home.

There's a newish brewpub in Chicago that does 32oz cans to go. They have a cool gadget that I'm sure cost a ton of money, but it's fun to dream. It's a lot more convenient than hauling a growler, too.
Those are called crowlers. The machine is made by Oskar Blues.
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2016, 01:44:30 PM »
Absolutely agree. I don't buy beer in bottles anymore. Only cans.
I don't go that far, too much in bottles only I like.
Wish I could can at home.

There's a newish brewpub in Chicago that does 32oz cans to go. They have a cool gadget that I'm sure cost a ton of money, but it's fun to dream. It's a lot more convenient than hauling a growler, too.
Those are called crowlers. The machine is made by Oskar Blues.

Hadn't heard of that - it's a great idea. Would stay fresh longer obviously.
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2016, 04:38:14 PM »
Absolutely agree. I don't buy beer in bottles anymore. Only cans.
I don't go that far, too much in bottles only I like.
Wish I could can at home.

There's a newish brewpub in Chicago that does 32oz cans to go. They have a cool gadget that I'm sure cost a ton of money, but it's fun to dream. It's a lot more convenient than hauling a growler, too.
Those are called crowlers. The machine is made by Oskar Blues.

Hadn't heard of that - it's a great idea. Would stay fresh longer obviously.

I thought so too, but then I saw how they were filled at Oskar Blues in Brevard NC.

https://www.oskarblues.com/crowler
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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2016, 04:46:59 PM »
Crowlers were popular at some craft bars in Dallas. State cracked down as they ran afoul of the packaging laws. Apparently the packaging laws spelled out that a different type of license was required for canning and bottling. Crowlers are considered cans, obviously. Growlers were not included.

The original laws were intended to prevent people from packing a breweries beers without authorization.

People were all bent out of shape about it, but I never heard anything about people actually trying to modify the law to allow them.

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Re: The best thing since...
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2016, 09:58:16 PM »
I thought so too, but then I saw how they were filled at Oskar Blues in Brevard NC.

https://www.oskarblues.com/crowler


Yeah, maybe not so much of an advantage. And you lose the advantage of not having to buy a growler if you brought one.
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