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Canned Microbrews
« on: August 11, 2010, 05:15:11 PM »
I have been noticing an increase in microbrew canned beers carried in Chicagoland bars lately. I especially like Ska Brewings Modus Hoperandi, its a delicious American IPA. Anyone else seeing this trend out there?
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 06:43:57 PM »
Absolutely, and I think it's a very good trend. 
I'm looking forward to seeing even more great beers available in cans.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 07:32:56 PM »
Yes!

This is a good thing. Beer stays more stable and the shipping weight is decreased. At a minmum it won't get light struck. What I want to see is a 24oz can of Arrogant Bastard!

I can get the Modus Hoperandi but expensive.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 08:13:22 PM »
Beer stays more stable and the shipping weight is decreased.

I thought all the excitement was being able to take something good fishing/camping/rafting.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 10:38:10 PM »
Avery is getting onboard with this
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 09:35:56 PM »
Keewenaw brewery here in Michigan does only cans. Quite good stuff! Their motto is "turning beer drinkers into craft beer drinkers", and I think the cans might help!

Bells is now doing 3 or 4 of theirs in mini-kegs. Not the same I know, but fun nonetheless!

I prefer cans because I like to take a few on hiking trips. Bottles are just too breakable and heavy to carry back.

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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2010, 06:49:05 AM »
Beer stays more stable and the shipping weight is decreased.

I thought all the excitement was being able to take something good fishing/camping/rafting.

that's definitely a big plus. still remember the first time I was able to take cans of Dale's Pale Ale on a canoe trip. but there are other positives as well. it's all good. bottom line though... is it good beer in that can?
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2010, 08:46:29 AM »
Oskar Blues set the trend.  Seems everyone in Colorado is doing it now.

I like to crush, and it makes the recycle bin way smaller!



Yup, still waiting on the Maharaja in an Fosters style oil can! 8)

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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2010, 08:56:23 AM »
Yup, still waiting on the Maharaja in an Fosters style oil can! 8)

That would be a for sure good one Pinnah...
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010, 11:05:04 AM »
I thought the trend had come and gone but now it seems to be hanging on.  Yes it's huge here in colorado and is a huge plus for outdoor enjoyment (car camping, rafting).  As far as the beer goes it seems to be no better or worse than a bottle.

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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2010, 11:44:11 AM »
Try Heineken in a can vs bottle. Two different beers. Same with Shiner and Fat Tire.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2010, 01:32:26 PM »
More showing up all the time, but not all are right. I've had several that were badly oxidized, while bottles of the same beer at the same retailer were fine (New Belgium, I'm talking to you, but you're not alone. Yuengling is also guilty.) Clearly some brewers are experiencing steep learning curves with new equipment. I'm now a little leery of buying cans unless I know the brewery has been using them for at least a year.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2010, 01:53:00 PM »
The trend is growing. According to CraftCans.com's Facebook Feed and blog, over 30 breweries started canning in 2010!

Cans are great, I hate taking bottles out hiking and hunting and canned beer selection here has been limited to mostly BMC until the last few years.

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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2010, 03:56:29 PM »
Even big European 'macro' brewery beers are MUCH better in cans. My wife is from Germany and loves Becks, but will only drink it on draft or from  can. She refuses to drink it from bottles, and after trying both, I agree, the canned Becks is actually pretty good.

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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 09:22:15 AM »
Cans make taking good beer on a camping trip easier.....when can I start getting my homebrew in them?