Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
If you're drinking beer out of a can you're doing it wrong.
Actually not true!
I mean, drinking it straight from the can, that's a big no-no.
But a can is actually a superior vessel for beer storage. Zero light or air contamination. If you drink straight from the can you do get a metallic
taste because your mouth is touching the metal. If you pour it into a glass, as you should, there is no metallic taste.
The reason the vast majority of craft breweries use bottles is because a canning setup costs a LOT more than a bottling setup, in addition to that, to
buy cans printed with your label you have to order in quantities of like 100.000 at a time or something ridiculous like that, not sure on the exact
number so don't quote me. So it's just a huge investment into the whole setup for canning. The big boys can afford it easily, most small craft
breweries cannot. That, and as is evident by the people posting here, craft brew drinkers generally view canned beer in a negative light. So, it's a
bad idea for breweries to start canning their beer, as some may shy away from it because of the "eww, a can, it must be crap beer" people out
Oscar Blues, a brewery that makes some EXCELLENT beer, many of them thought very highly of in their style (Imperial Stout - "Ten Fidy" Imperial IPA-
"Gubna" Imperial Red- "Gordon" or recently changed to "G-Knight" which was named after Gordon Knight and changed from "Gordon" because of a
threat of legal action from POS Gordon Biersch Brewing for using the name "Gordon"
Oscar Blue's Scotch Ale (Old Chub) and Pale Ale (Dale's Pale Ale) and Pilsner (Mama's Little Yella Pills) are OK but not really my style. Others
love them, however.
I realize this is long winded, just wanted to point out that there actually IS high-quality craft beer that comes in a can, and more will start in the
future. Sierra Nevada announced they were going to start canning their Pale Ale. 21st Amendment Brewing also uses cans, and joins Oscar Blues in being
well respected in the craft brew scene.
I find it funny how they don't try to explain how they aren't doing anything WRONG. They only say they aren't doing anything ILLEGAL. It's very
obviously a shady thing to be doing, just like with diamonds, it makes an artificially inflated market price. If the large companies released all
their diamond supply into the market, diamonds wouldn't really be that expensive. May not be illegal, definitely wrong in my book. Boo on them. I
really wouldn't expect anything else though, to be honest. It seems you have to be morally bankrupt in order to be involved with the corporate world.