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Old 08-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Canvolution! NPR on Mobil beer canning

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Old 08-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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The real break-though here is labeling the cans during the process. When 21st Amendment got into canning, they had to order hundreds of thousands of pre-labelled cans at once, because the only companies canning back then were the macro-breweries. I've been seeing more and more local beers in cans. Just yesterday, I saw HUB (Hopworks Urban Brewery) beers in cans at Trader Joe's.

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I'll keep an eye out for HUB cans!

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This is really pretty awesome...I still wish there were some way for us homebrewers to can...

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I don't like the way regular cans pour. Aluminum bottles would be nice.

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What an awesome business model. Most of the small breweries I visit, the brewers loathe packaging their products in anything but kegs.

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This is really pretty awesome...I still wish there were some way for us homebrewers to can...
It's called kegging.

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It's called kegging.

Stay thirsty my friend......
Ha, ha... Seriously though, how cool would it be to be able to take a CAN of your homebrew, throw it in your backpack, and take it one a hike, then be able to crush it down, put it in a bag, and off you go again...

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Perhaps you need to get a "punch top can" (Miller Lite innovates again! First it's triple hops <gasp>, then the vortex bottle, and now this? What would the beer world do without this ground breaking research and development!)

But yes, aluminum bottles would be cool too. I spent a few years in Pittsburgh, and occasionally used to drink Iron City in aluminum bottles. In the past, I've scoured the internet trying to find a source for them, but never did find anywhere you could buy them...
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Ha, ha... Seriously though, how cool would it be to be able to take a CAN of your homebrew, throw it in your backpack, and take it one a hike, then be able to crush it down, put it in a bag, and off you go again...



Perhaps you need to get a "punch top can" (Miller Lite innovates again! First it's triple hops <gasp>, then the vortex bottle, and now this? What would the beer world do without this ground breaking research and development!)

But yes, aluminum bottles would be cool too. I spent a few years in Pittsburgh, and occasionally used to drink Iron City in aluminum bottles. In the past, I've scoured the internet trying to find a source for them, but never did find anywhere you could buy them...
Ever try Plastic ones??? I see'em but never use'em
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"I don't like the way regular cans pour. Aluminum bottles would be nice."

Why is it they don't sell aluminum bottles? Don't they cap just like glass bottles? I would be interested in that.

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