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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2011, 06:50:46 AM »
Even at a small brewery in Kearney, NE. Cheers!!! http://www.thunderheadbrewing.com/6packs.php 
Man I just drove through there and did not even have a clue.... ::) 
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2011, 09:19:16 AM »
Brewer's Art cans their beers now?  Sweet.  I'll have to look for that next time I'm in Baltimore.  

Gotta love a place with a beer called "Ozzy" as the Belgian Golden Strong (go ahead, figure it out).  Too bad they replaced their old tap handle (the metal finger sign: \m/) with a pitchfork.  That always cracked me up.

Bottles and cans are brewed for Brewer's Art up at Sly Fox, I think.  Resurrection is the only one canned so far.  I definitely welcome the trend.

In response to the previous poster, I've never had a good Butternuts anything, but I'm not sure I can blame the cans.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2011, 11:42:07 AM »
I agree.  I just picked up a mixed 12 pack of Butternuts.  My reaction was meh, to Bleh!  Pretty weak beers.  It seems they only pack in cans and draft.  They seem to be more about novelty and marketing than quality.  My kids thought it was soda based on the can designs!

I have noticed more cans of late also.  I have mixed feelings about it.  I kind of like the novelty, but I am still not wholly convinced it is a good idea.  It certainly does not seem to be from a price perspective!  When I picked up the Butternuts I noticed they had some Oskar blues also (Old chubb and Dale's).  It was $14 for a 6 pack!!!  I have also seen Cisco (out of Nantucket) beers in a 12 pack for $19!!!  I have yet to try a beer of theirs I would buy again so there is no way I'll pay $19 for a 12 pack of cans!

Perhaps cans are better protection, perhaps not.  They don't seem to be more cost effective than glass from what I have seen though.  This despite recent spikes in glass prices.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2011, 11:05:17 AM »
Tallgrass Brewery  in Manhattan Kansas recently went to all can. I don't like buying beer in cans because then I don't get anymore bottles for my home brew. So I stopped buying their product. I wish they would give you a choice. I do agree that anything sold in a green bottle is horrible. It is always light struck. So if I were to buy a hieniken I would definitely buy it in cans.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2011, 03:52:36 PM »
Sly Fox out of the Philadelphia region cans all of their beers, they do a very nice flight. I particularly like their Pikeland Pils - it's a spot-on German Pilsner.

I also second the Sun King recommendation. They're a fantastic brewery.

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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2011, 03:59:52 PM »
I wish they would give you a choice.

You wouldn't believe what an absolute PITA it is trying to anticipate demand and balance the can/bottle production and inventory.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2011, 07:51:43 PM »
I prefer to drink my beer from 5 gallon and 15.5 gallon cans!
(not all in one sitting of course)
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2011, 05:17:56 PM »
I believe the new start up around the corner from me, Carton Brewing Co., will can and keg. I can't wait for them to get up and running so I can sample and send in a full report ;D
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2011, 08:29:09 PM »
Usually I find the canned version better if I can get both, though often if there is both it is some large brewery in Europe that probably has a very high end canning system and employees engineers and what not.

I think Tallgrass has had some QA issues with cans (oxidation). Their cans seem extremely full lately which I think is intended to combat that. The real problem is that pre-evacation is not working, I would fix it at the root (maybe they have, I can get Tallgrass draught so I rarely buy the cans other than maybe to take to a competition where it isn't sold to share).

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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2011, 04:20:26 AM »
I just got a 4-pack of Brewdog Punk IPA cans. Gonna try one tonight, although I feel like I should be watching baseball (cricket?) while doing so.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2011, 08:42:53 AM »
I just got a 4-pack of Brewdog Punk IPA cans. Gonna try one tonight, although I feel like I should be watching baseball (cricket?) while doing so.

I haven't had it in a can, but I did just open a bottle of it....
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2011, 02:38:35 PM »
Sly Fox out of the Philadelphia region cans all of their beers, they do a very nice flight. I particularly like their Pikeland Pils - it's a spot-on German Pilsner.

I also second the Sun King recommendation. They're a fantastic brewery.

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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2011, 01:10:46 PM »
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Been enjoying SlyFox's Pikeland Pils in cans for a few months.  Nice beer.

I guess we do agree on something Thomas. Cheers!
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2011, 02:43:25 PM »
Sly Fox out of the Philadelphia region cans all of their beers, they do a very nice flight. I particularly like their Pikeland Pils - it's a spot-on German Pilsner.

I also second the Sun King recommendation. They're a fantastic brewery.

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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2011, 01:10:46 PM »
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Been enjoying SlyFox's Pikeland Pils in cans for a few months.  Nice beer.

I guess we do agree on something Thomas. Cheers!


Never had theirs in cans, but had some growlers of Sly PA and bottles of Ichor and Saison Vos. I'm not sure all of their beers go into cans....Even so, good beers.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2011, 05:47:53 PM »
I like craft-beer in cans, and more is available than last year.  However, it's amongst the most expensive beer in the whole selection. Don't feel it is right for a four pack of cans to run upwards of $10 on and more.
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Re: Canned Microbrews
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2011, 06:50:53 PM »
Most of the local breweries here in Phoenix are now canning. Most notably, San Tan Brewing. Their Hop Shock is pretty damn amazing! Great for the lake, camping, hiking, the pool....all that. I've had good experiences with most of the caned craft beer that I've had. I'd like to see more tallboys!!! When I want a pint....12 oz just will not do.
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