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01-26-2012, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Big McLargehuge View Post
I hate beer in cans...the aluminum changes the flavor...but with certain types of beer it definitely is better. There's no reason for any beer to come in a bottle that isn't brown anymore. Heineken does it because of marketing, but the majority of bottled Heinekens I've had have been skunky.

When it comes down to it...if I have a choice between Moose Drool in a bottle or Moose Drool in a can (Big Sky was early on the microbrewery adding a canning line bandwagon a couple years ago...they only can Moose Drool, Scape Goat Pale Ale, and their IPA) I'm going with the bottle every single time unless it's for something like camping/fishing.

Still nothing beats a good beer on tap. Guinness is, far and away, my favorite of the macros...but even though they've spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to figure out how to retain that flavor and consistency it just never tastes that good in a bottle or a can. On tap that stuff is ****ing glorious.
I think your mind might be playing some tricks on you with cans. Cans have a lining that keeps it from touching the aluminum. The exact same lining that is inside a keg for draught (aka a big f-in can).

If you are drinking the beer directly out of the can (a big no-no from a beer nerd perspective) then you may be tasting the rim of the can as your lips hit it, but even that might be a stretch.

In addition to the above mentioned light issues, cans also tend to have less oxidization issues due to bad seals, and they are easier on the environment (shipping weight, ease or recycling, etc).

Cans have a bum rap because of a bunch of myths that have been passed down over the years. If you really think about it the reality simply does not match the perception.

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