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Ort. Carlton.

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Microbrews in cans. Fri, 10/4/13 12:22 AM (permalink)
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.
 
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    felix4067

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    Re:Microbrews in cans. Fri, 10/4/13 1:28 AM (permalink)
    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.
     
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      ScreamingChicken

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      Re:Microbrews in cans. Fri, 10/4/13 8:51 AM (permalink)
      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. 
       
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        Tony Bad

        Re:Microbrews in cans. Fri, 10/4/13 10:12 AM (permalink)

         
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          Davydd

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          Re:Microbrews in cans. Fri, 10/4/13 10:24 AM (permalink)
          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.
           

           
           
           
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            Mosca

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            Re:Microbrews in cans. Fri, 10/4/13 10:42 AM (permalink)
            Old Chubb, by Oskar Blues. Admittedly I haven't tried many others.
             
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              felix4067

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              Re:Microbrews in cans. Fri, 10/4/13 1:06 PM (permalink)
              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.
               
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                CajunKing

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                Re:Microbrews in cans. Fri, 10/4/13 2:12 PM (permalink)
                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.
                 
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                  Ort. Carlton.

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                  Re:Microbrews in cans. Sun, 10/6/13 9:37 PM (permalink)
                  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.
                   
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                    RC51Mike

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                    Re:Microbrews in cans. Mon, 10/7/13 1:57 PM (permalink)
                    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.
                     
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                      ken8038

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                      Re:Microbrews in cans. Mon, 10/7/13 3:37 PM (permalink)
                      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.
                       
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                        1bbqboy

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                        Re:Microbrews in cans. Mon, 10/7/13 3:43 PM (permalink)
                        http://calderabrewing.com/
                        our local and regional brew and a pioneer in cans...
                         
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