You know where this is going, right. My dear friends and beer buddies, the Lewis’, showed me this innovative product. Normally I’m not one to jump on a bandwagon over every new thing, but I gotta admit that this stuff is too cool for taking your favorite beverage along where beer and wine bottles are not allowed.
The other thing I noticed is that there is no way that either of these models could or would drink this much alcohol. They look like they’ve been on a low-carb diet for awhile.
I’m doing a little research on an article I’m writing about craft beer in cans. The article will be local to Missoula, Montana, but for research purposes, I’d like to broaden the scope a bit.
Canned craft beer is ragingly popular right now. That, combined with more eco-friendly recycling methods and lower carbon footprints associated with cans, have spurred on a race not only for brewers to can but for canning machine manufacturers to create smaller, lower-priced units for different breweries.
My question to you, dear readers, is this: Do you enjoy craft beer in cans?
If so, why? Is there a particular flavor, i.e., stout, IPA, pale ale, hefeweizen or brown ale that you prefer? Why? Are you more likely to travel to sporting events, picnics or recreational events with canned craft beer rather than bottled craft beer?
There is not widespread availability of any single craft brewery’s canned beer other than the likes of Big Sky Brewing Co., and New Belgium Brewing Co., but many small breweries can and ship their product locally. Do you have a local or regional favorite craft brewery that is canning?
What do you think of the designs of the canned microbrew? Are they too retro? Too unremarkable? How do you brand a craft brewery’s canned product that might have seven or eight different styles without sacrificing brand awareness?
OK, that’s enough. This thing is getting deep already. But listen, I really need your help with this. You don’t have to answer the questions in order or even all of them, but please try and put down at least a few thoughts on canned craft beers along with your full name in the comments section.
It’s much appreciated.
The popularity of canned beers is soaring around the west. After trying aluminum bottles several years ago, Big Sky Brewing Co. has returned to the idea of canned beers. The company purchased a canning machine, one of only two sold in the U.S. so far. The other machine is owned by New Belgium Brewing Co.
Big Sky Brewing Co. will produce Moose Drool and Trout Slayer in cans for the time being. It is this blogger’s hope that other styles, like the IPA and Scape Goat will follow suit.
Keep an eye on GrizzlyGrowler.Com for more information on when you can get your hands on a Big Sky beer in a can.