Apr 26 2012
An increasing amount of legitimate beer is beginning to become available in cans. The latest addition to Colonial Spirits is Brooklyn Lager in a 16 oz can. Also recently added is Butternuts, with canned Hefe, pale ale, and India Pale Ale brews.
Albeit, there’s not a huge variety of brew available in cans, but I honour the work that some breweries have made and I like the thought of canned ale. Canned ale may appear a bit mad to some, but a can actually is an excellent vessel for brew. A can might not be the best to drink from, but that’s the reason why breweries make really cool glasses and give them out at tastings.
I’d guess that the majority of you would prefer draught brew. You like kegs, right? A fresh glass of ale from a keg is the best, right? I typically think so… Please notice that a keg is simply a giant can.
Cans offer total protection from light, beer’s worst enemy, together with convenience. Portability can be important occasionally. You don’t want to take a glass bottle with you when you are hiking, going to the beach, or going to the movie theater.
Cans travel better and store better than bottles. Cans are simple to keep cool. Maybe most vitally, cans don’t shatter when the log you are splitting falls on them.
The aforementioned Brooklyn cans are great for yard work, as the additional 4 oz yields valuable additional minutes before you have got to go in for another. Check out Oskar Blues as well… From this CO brewery it’s possible to get a pleasant pale ale, a strong Scotch ale, a sweet Pilsner, and even some costly offerings that will surprise you, like Imperial Stout and Imperial IPA. Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention 21st Amendments’ Hell or High Watermelon Wheat… Talk about a unique brew in a can!
Hopefully we will continue to see more beer in cans on the shelves as time goes by. Canned brew is a developing trend that I don’t want to see slow down any time soon!
Tim Bush found his way to Colonial Spirits, a Concord liquor store, in 2002. It was brew that brought Tim to Colonial Spirits and brew that allowed him to make a a significant contribution to the store. At this point beer is only a small part of what Tim does at the store, however he enjoys beer now more than ever. Tim’s Beer Blog is where Tim shares his many thoughts on the subject of brew.