Helpful ReplyHot!Microbrews in cans.

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Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
2013/10/04 00:22:04
Dearfolk,
   What are your favorite microbeers in cans? Mine are Terrapin RecreationAle, Red Hare Long Day Lager, Red Hare Gangway IPA, Red Hare Watership Brown Ale, and whatever else the store carries at the moment that is really worthwhile.
   Pack it in, pack it out!
      Wholeheartedly, Ort. Carlton in Oft-Overcarbonated Athens, Georgia.
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/04 01:28:27
I honestly can't say I've ever seen microbrew beer in a can. I'm racking my brain trying to come up with one, and I just can't do it.
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/04 08:51:49
I've only tried a couple but without the cans in front of me I'll be darned if I can remember what they were!  I do remember one was in a "cap style" 4-pack of 16 oz. cans.
 
Felix, Oskar Blues' beers are the first canned micros I've seen.  They're available here but I don't know if they've crossed the lake yet. 
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/04 10:12:05

Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/04 10:24:26
Microbrews in cans is getting to be quite common. The reason is a canning operation is easier to install and probably cheaper than a bottling operation and cans are no longer considered substandard to bottles. When traveling in an RV or going to the Indy 500 (cans allowed) I seek out cans for convenience.
 
Remember, the subject is microbrews, not Miller Lite or Bud Light. By extension that means limited distribution so you have to seek a microbrew can out.
 

 
 
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/04 10:42:36
Old Chubb, by Oskar Blues. Admittedly I haven't tried many others.
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/04 13:06:15
Davydd

Remember, the subject is microbrews, not Miller Lite or Bud Light. By extension that means limited distribution so you have to seek a microbrew can out.  



That much I know...I live in a place that was named "BeerCity USA" two years in a row because of our plethora of microbreweries. And when I travel there are several I seek out that are only available where I go. I've just never seen one in a can. Now I'm going to have to look, because cans are more convenient for a lot of reasons.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/04 14:12:33
My local Micro Brewery has some wonderful offerings:
 
http://www.gcbeer.com/Current_Offerings.html
 
They are the only ones selling beer at farmers fair so the place is packed, last year they ran out of beer, this year Dan has tried to "stockpile" but his demand is increasing (a good problem to have) they just added a larger canning and bottling line.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/06 21:37:19
Dearfolk,
   Thanks for the response. There are so many new micro cans in Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida that I can't begin to reel them off. Birmingham is a good city for hunting these, as is Asheville, N. C.
   I'll check back from time to time and see what has been added, and maybe even add something myself. Prosit!
      Wholeheartedly, Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.
RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/07 13:57:53
Check out craftcans.com 
 
On the boat we prefer not to have glass so we are constantly looking for craft beer in cans.  In the northeast and New England we can usually find something good without too much effort.
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/07 15:37:23
Dale's Pale Ale is probably my favorite Microbrew on cans OR bottles. 
 
http://brew.oskarblues.com/ob-beers/year-round/dales-pale-ale/
 
It's pretty widely-distributed here in NJ.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2013/10/07 15:43:20
http://calderabrewing.com/
our local and regional brew and a pioneer in cans...
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/03 14:25:58
I've been gone for too long. -- Seems every cooler I check, even at the gas station in Jersey, Georgia, there are at least two or three micros in cans. Both Terrapin and Creature Comforts here in Athens are canning (Southern Brewing is still draft only and Copper Creek is our on-premises-only brewpub), and the Atlanta area has so many I forget how many there are!
Any new thoughts out there for y'all to add? Wholeheartedly, Ort. in 30606.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/04 14:17:36
Re: Tony Bad's post: Good stuff! Someone brought me a can of it.
post edited by Ort. Carlton. - 2015/12/04 14:24:25
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/04 14:19:18
Re: Davydd's post: This company's products made their appearance here quite awhile ago. Can't say I think this is wonderful, but it's nowhere near horrid, either.
post edited by Ort. Carlton. - 2015/12/04 14:25:03
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/04 14:21:32
Re: Ken8038's post: Oskar Blues first marketed outside of Colorado in Georgia! They wouldn't go to Alabama until they raised their percentage limit. Now they sell all over the place down here. They even have a second brewery now in Brevard, North Carolina (which has a local micro and a brewpub).
post edited by Ort. Carlton. - 2015/12/04 14:25:44
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
☄ Helpfulby 1bbqboy 2015/12/05 15:45:52
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/04 14:23:07
Re: 1bbqboy's post: Caldera is sold in Tennessee but not yet in Georgia.
post edited by Ort. Carlton. - 2015/12/04 14:26:38
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/04 17:11:32
I've often dreamed of owning a small micro brew operation, but never seriously. Here in Mass, we have a cheaper "Farm" brewery permit for small operations, although, in fact, few are actually on farms. It is a very crowded field, with little brand loyalty, but there always seems to be room for another player.  Cans, being in a different part of the cooler, may get more notice than bottles in the crowded bottle case......at least that is the theory that I saw in a local magazine. I was surprised to find that the keeping quality of cans is better, although THAT may be so much BS (or not).  BTW, out here, "Farm" operations are not allowed to can........growlers only. 
post edited by tmiles - 2015/12/06 12:24:34
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 00:29:55
I checked out the cans at Bay Cities.  Nothing I didn't know.  The possible (what do I know?) micro brews were in bottles.  I saw some sort of Apricot beer. 
GerryD
Junior Burger
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 05:44:54
I like Firestone Walker Union Jack and Bell's Two-Hearted Ale.
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 11:33:03
The Great Dane here in Madison (and a couple of other places, as it's starting to get chain-ified) has started to can a couple of beers, although I haven't tried them yet.  But they're on the list...
Root-Beer Man
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 14:20:11
Most of the "bigger" microbrews are going the can route. They can preserve freshness and the cans don't impart a metallic taste anymore. One of the few advantages over bottles is that the beer is never exposed to light, so it avoids getting skunked, unlike some bottled beers. Here in the Indiana region Sun King Brewery was fast to adopt cans and many of the others have followed suit. Hard not to find the good ones in a can.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re: Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 14:43:33
Ort. Carlton.
Dearfolk,
  What are your favorite microbrews in cans? Mine are Terrapin RecreationAle, Red Hare Long Day Lager, Red Hare Gangway IPA, Red Hare Watership Brown Ale, and whatever else the store carries at the moment that is really worthwhile.
  Pack it in, pack it out!
     Wholeheartedly, Ort. Carlton in Oft-Overcarbonated Athens, Georgia.

Since most Microbrews are Geographically Challenged, I've never tasted nor even seen any of the Golden Nectar's of which you speak.
Micro Challenged in AZ 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re: Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 14:57:45
There will be a Canned Craft Beer Festival in Scottsdale in May---All Ya'll Come!
http://cannedcraftbeerfest.com/breweries/ 
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
Re: Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 15:04:58
Foodbme,
   I wish I could! I'll have to do with Scottdale, Georgia instead, where by stretching the map a whet, I might be eating at Palookaville in Avondale Estates, two miles or so down Clarendon Avenue.
   Scottdale is apparently now the smallest post office with its own City Delivery in Georgia.
      Wholeheartedly, Ort.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 15:47:26
Ort. Carlton.
Re: 1bbqboy's post: Caldera is sold in Tennessee but not yet in Georgia.


I did not know that. Thanks, Ort-man. I live just a mile or so from the brewery. 
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 19:58:23
There are now more breweries in the United States than anytime in history. 4,144 vs 4,131 in 1873. 
 
http://growlermag.com/mill-u-s-brewery-count-is-at-its-highest-point-ever/
 
Most start out selling pints in a tasting room or 64 oz. growlers in returnable bottles. When they can they add a bottling or canning line. Economics and logistics, I understand, determines which way they go. I think most would prefer cans.
 
Anyway, craft brew heaven as far as I am concerned can be found in Onalaska, Wisconsin at an employee owned supermarket and liquor store called Woodman's. There are a few around the state of Wisconsin. This is a photo I took of just the craft brew section which extends about another 20 feet on my right before it turns into a back wall of coolers with the national big brands. 
 

 
We have a microbrew two miles from our house located in the town of Excelsior, MN. We have another one 4 miles west of us in the town of Victoria and yet another 10 miles west in Waconia. The best news is a new microbrewery will open up in my tiny town of Tonka Bay (pop. 1,500) and will be a short 1/2 mile or so walk from my house. I decided to participate in that venture, invested and became a "founding owner". A young, local married couple, whom I don't know, is starting it up. It probably would be my last chance of becoming an owner of a brewery. [url=http://unmappedbrewing.com]Unmapped Brewing Co.[/url]
 
Kind of exciting times. I like to travel the country in an RV and I try to never pass up a microbrew. I probably hit up a dozen of them this year alone from Arizona to Newfoundland. The last one was the Grand Junction Brewing Co. in Westfield, IN which combined brews with breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches.
post edited by Davydd - 2015/12/05 20:03:17
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/05 20:13:30
Last I knew, we were at just over 50 microbreweries in the greater Grand Rapids area. Some of them are meh, most of them are really good. The standard line here is if you can't find a craft beer you like in GR, you simply don't like beer. Luckily for me, they all have pretty darn fine food as well, since 90% of the time I'm near them it's on a dinner break from work so I can't have a beer.
 
Still haven't seen any in cans, is the thing. I'm not saying they don't make it, but I've not seen them.
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/06 19:47:50
Here is one, Dallas Blonde from Deep Ellum Brewing Co.  As it says around the top of the can it "Goes Down Easy."

felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/08 23:38:47
And now I've learned something, as well as putting a couple of new places to try on my list.
 
http://www.craftcans.com/
dlawson
Cheeseburger
Re:Microbrews in cans. 2015/12/19 19:47:39
Davydd
Anyway, craft brew heaven as far as I am concerned can be found in Onalaska, Wisconsin at an employee owned supermarket and liquor store called Woodman's. There are a few around the state of Wisconsin. This is a photo I took of just the craft brew section which extends about another 20 feet on my right before it turns into a back wall of coolers with the national big brands.


We were up in Madison, WI a couple of months ago, and Woodman's was the recommended "one stop" destination (although we hit Karben4 separately for one of their porter releases). I was most interested in the New Glarus bombers and Ale Asylum six-packs, since most of the other stuff they carry is readily available around here.
 
Our larger local micros (Rhinegeist and MadTree) have gone the can route.