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Discussion in 'Tailgating, Cooking, Intoxicology' started by Carneyman14, Feb 22, 2012.
My friends, let me introduce you to my summer barbecue's dear friend:
Yep, this is good stuff.
Yuengling is good in a can.
Nothing is better in a can.
I disagree. Anything in a clear bottle (eg. corona) is virtually guaranteed to taste better in a can.
Kona Longboard is better out of the can.
Love seeing all these new breweries opt for canning over bottling, and love seeing more established breweries (like New Belgium and Sierra Nevada) putting a few varieties in cans.
From a consumer's POV, I don't see how you can't like them. They go place bottles can't, they're lighter (which has pre- and post-consumption benefits), they chill down faster, they take up less space, and they keep light completely out. No need to constantly have a bottle opener on hand. I also like the aesthetics of cans and how the label/graphics cover the entire container.
You can't take bottles to the lake/beach/pool. Bottles are heavy. Bottles can't stack on top of each other. Bottles can break. Oh, the best thing about bottles...you can reuse them (some of them, anyway) for homebrewing.
I've heard various pros and cons regarding environmental impact. Cans much lighter to ship. But bauxite mining = bad (and the reason Lagunitas said they will never can).
Does canned beer taste better? Hmm, to me, I know it definitely doesn't taste worse.
Clear bottles allow yeast to be sunstruck. When UV light comes into contact with yeast, they produce off flavors and undesirable compounds. It's what makes beer taste and smell "skunky." Scientifically proven. Ever notice how this affects beers in green and clear bottles more (heinieken and rolling rock are two prime offenders)? I don't think I have EVER had a skunky can of beer.
All you said is true but if you don't buy really old beer or store it in the light it tastes better as beer is reacting with a can from the moment it hits it.
I prefer it in my living room
I have brewed my own beer before and from all the literature that I have read, Bottled beer is the next best thing to a getting it from a tap. Beers like BL, Coors Light, Miller, and the others don't really matter and really taste better only from a tap.
However, beers like Fat Tire and Four Peaks that also put their beer in cans should not. I have had both and the best time to drink Fat Tire in a can is if your at a pool and glass isn't allowed or any place that doesnt allow glass. Other than that please drink from the bottle. You won't regret it.
They have canned Fat Tire for a little over a year now. Just FYI haha but living in OK one would be oblivious to this....
In honor of this thread, and to spite the can-haters , I forced myself to enjoy these tonight:
The bolding is factually incorrect. Likewise, I could claim that the beer is reacting with the bottle the moment it comes into contact with the glass bottle. The canned beer comes in contact with an inert plastic lining within the beer can, not the aluminum or tin itself. This has been a method of beer can construction for decades.
As far as buying beer in clear/green bottles, at the time of purchase, you have little information as to how clear/green bottles are stored (sun exposed or not, refridgerated or not) prior to your purchase.
Bon Appetit article on canning that specifically references the Fat Tire in cans, as well as my staple beer, Dales Pale Ale.
Since Fat Tire comes in a brown bottle why drink it in a can if there is any other choice.
You apparently didn't read the Bon Appetit article. They *directly* address your question. Here is the quote: