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Old 06-04-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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I was speaking to the brewmaster at local brewery recently and he mentioned to me that a number of craft brewers here in Canada are considering canning their product as opposed to bottling. It has some advantages over bottling in that it's apparently cheaper to do and the recycling process is easier. Not to mention that it prevents any light from getting to the beer, I imagine.

He said what's preventing any real push to doing it is that there's a perception amongst the consumer that beer in a can represents an inferior product. This is certainly true here in Canada as most of our generic light lagers come this way, and I assume this holds true for the US as well.

Is anybody else seeing craft brewers canning their product recently, where they had been in bottles?

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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I've heard the same thing about brewers moving to cans from bottles but can't remember where.

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:33 PM   #3
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Here in the U.S. a couple of big "premium beers" are going to cans, like Michelob, but I have never, nor I think I ever will, seen a craft beer in a can.

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:33 PM   #4
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We have a ton of threads discussing this, including some in the similar threads box below, and this one of mine.

as well as- http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/cann...ghlight=canned and many more.

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Oh yeah, craft beer in cans is defiantly on the rise. Heard Sierra Nevada was going to soon. I bought some Magic Hat #9 in cans last night for a party.

Some of the best and most popular beer in the country comes in cans. It is after all the superior package.

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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Here in the U.S. a couple of big "premium beers" are going to cans, like Michelob, but I have never, nor I think I ever will, seen a craft beer in a can.
I had michelob in a can about 15 years ago. Also there are a number of craft beers in cans. Dale's Pale Ale we probably one of the first I ever saw about 5 years ago. There are a number of others and I think it's slowly catching on.
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Plenty of Ontario craft beers available in cans...

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:49 PM   #8
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Woah! Well I am wrong then.

As for michelob, I just mean their new "slim" can thing...

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Oscar blues, 21st Amendment, Maui Brewing, Anderson Valley, High Noon Saloon all can. They are some of my favorite breweries too.
The picture above is the first time I've seen Big Sky beers in cans. I'll have to go track down some canned Moose Drool tonight!

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Sly fox in PA cans a few of their beers.

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