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 19 comments Comments 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. For more suggestions, click here.