Why Canned Beer's Better (And Which to Pick Up)

Bottle pales in comparison on taste and eco-friendliness
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2010 5:21 AM CST
Ska's Modus Hoperandi "starts out dry, then the flavor blossoms into fresh pomelo sweetness," Maggie Hoffman writes.   (Wikimedia Commons)

(Newser) – Canned beer isn’t just for redneck fishing trips any more, and next Sunday’s Super Bowl is the perfect excuse to re-introduce yourself. Via Serious Eats, reasons why cans are better than bottles, and the best canned brews out there:

  • Cans stack well in the fridge—leaving room for even more beer.
  • Beer chills faster in cans.
  • Cans weigh less, meaning they take less energy to haul around. Also less energy to recycle.

  • Cans keep out light and oxygen, the culprits behind skunky beer.
  • Cans won’t shatter like bottles.
  • You can crush cans on your head.
So pick up some:
  • Ska Modus Hoperandi—a sweet, red-amber Colorado India Pale Ale.
  • Maui Big Swell IPA—smells like Jolly Ranchers, but Hawaiian brew packs a punch.
  • Caldera Pale Ale—Sharp Oregon product perfect for game-time munchies.
  • 21st Amendment Brew Free Or Die IPA—California suds with wide appeal.
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