Canned Beers – They’re Just As Good!

Robbed from Gizmodo (as you can tell)

I just finished reading a great article on Gizmodo regarding canned beers by Joel Johnson.  Click here to read it, it’s definitely worth your time.

After reading it, I wanted to weigh in a little about canned beers.

Canned beers have getting a bad rap for a long time.  I’m not sure who to really blame for that, but I have a good idea.

Who? Us?

The stigma of the canned beer is a bit tough to shake.  After so many years of being filled with America’s version of the Pilsener, it’s tough to break free.  Beer has been canned for about 75 years now, and until just recently it’s been filled with the same low flavor beer.

Luckily for us, breweries like Oskar Blues saw the growing market for canned beer and have provided us with quality craft beer that you can take anywhere (unless strictly prohibited by local government).

We’ve really lucked out recently, and I’m sure it will only improve in the future.

More and more breweries are adding canning lines to their systems.  Just a few years ago, only a few craft brewers were canning.  Now, as every day passes, more and more canned craft beer is showing up at your local craft beer purveyor.

It’s a trend that I wholeheartedly support.  Now when you’re taking your next hiking trip, or paddling down the river, or at the nearby park; you don’t have to settle for some low flavor, watered-down swill.  Now you can carry a tasty craft beer and not have to worry about the sign that says “GLASS PROHIBITED ON BEACH”.

So, a huge thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all you wonderful craft brewers putting your beer in cans.

On a programming note, we’ll be discussing our favorite canned beers very soon.  Keep an eye out!

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One response

  1. drboozenstein

    Nice pun on the caption for the header picture.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:25 pm

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