Beer in cans vs. beer in bottles -- the great debate

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Oh Esteban, I hardly knew ye...

John Justen (johnjusten), Sunday, 26 February 2006 08:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

I heard abt a guy that worked at a brewery and wdn't drink out of cans because he said they knew something abt the lager eating away, a wee bit, and dissolving into itself, the inside of the canister!

you hear all sorts, though

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 26 February 2006 10:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

stella in stubbies tastes like summer bbq's

john clarkson, Sunday, 26 February 2006 10:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

Depends on the beer, but canned beers should only be drunk (out of the can that is) with one of these:

http://shop.afl.com.au/kangaroos/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=Product%5FCatalog&category%5Fname=Glassware&product%5Fid=mr6193

S- (sgh), Monday, 27 February 2006 03:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

wmlynch (wlynch), Monday, 27 February 2006 04:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

so I was drinking nice german lager from a bottle the other day in a shopping mall. took one swig, it was alright, took another swig, when I lowered the bottle, all of a sudden there was a groundswell of carbonation and beer came shooting up out of the top and all around me! luckily noone got hit but I felt embarrassed as hell. why does this happen?

see also: belgian beers which overflow as soon as you open them, despite you not having touched them for a good 36 hours.

dyao, Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

beer spouting out of the bottle is super embarrassing

nagl wayne (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

People who drink beer from cans are disgusting savages.

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 13 February 2010 12:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

Everything tastes better out of a bottle but cans always seem to be bigger and better value.
― Matt DC (Matt DC), Saturday, February 25, 2006 6:37 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

chris nibbs (cozen), Saturday, 13 February 2010 12:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's not better value if it's not as good, is it?

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 13 February 2010 13:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

i drink beer from cans, it's pretty good!

wilter, Saturday, 13 February 2010 13:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

DALE'S

soooooooo good. right now.

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i did not realize til i just went to their site that it's 6.5%, that's always a plus.

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think I've ever had an Oskar Blues beer, but there's a couple of local craft breweries here in Chicago (Half Acre, Finch's) that use cans exclusively for their year-round releases, so I no longer associate canned beer exclusively with shitty corporate lager. Ska's Modus Hoperandi is one that I see fairly often, too.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

the new Deviant Dale's is pretty killer -- not sure how far & wide it's being distributed. i live down the street from the oskar blues brewery.

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've heard of Oskar Blues, but I don't recall ever having seen it locally. Maybe Jeff or askance johnson or t0dd sw1ss can correct me.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

sixpoint was pretty much the nail in the coffin for my bottle snobbery. But I don't drink from the can, I pour it into a glass. Can taste is still gross.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think cans taste any worse than bottles, honestly, but I pour into a glass whenever possible as well.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Surly really changed my mind on this, but i am also warming up to the 21st amendment brewery stuff too.

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh I just like bottles because they are bottles

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought this would be about the new miller lite can that makes it even easier to shotgun beers

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

tell me more

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope they have an ad campaign that ends with a message to shotgun responsibly and know your limit

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

psh, whole point of shotgunning is drinking the beer out of anywhere but the top of the can.

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

love dale's and surly and i totally get why cans would be better for transporting/storing beer, but i still like drinking out of bottles better (hurting otm, you can taste the aluminum). if it's good beer in a can, i'll decant too.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

even bad cheap beer tastes way better out of a bottle than straight from a can. in fact sometimes it stops tasting so bad.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vessel matters not to me.

Jeff, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

me neither. oskar blues convinced me a few years back. don't think any beer nowadays tastes different out of a bottle than out of a can. definitely used to, back in the old days, before they started lining the cans w plastic or whatever.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, very timely -- a friend just sent me news of this, the latest oskar blues beer, in an aluminum bottle

more info: http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2012/05/nice_package_oskar_blues_packa.php

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

can debate ends here btw:

call all destroyer, Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

also

sleeve, Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoah sorry about huge img

sleeve, Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink


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