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Old 09-22-2008, 12:34 AM   #1
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I just saw at the beer store Fat Tire (one of my top beers) is now sold in cans. I dont know how to feel about this. One side tells me that New Belguim is selling out. On the other hand this means that they are growing bigger and good for them. Just sort of confused

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Old 09-22-2008, 12:36 AM   #2
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Selling out? There are numerous advantages to cans that a brewery can get behind including the lower shipping costs, easier recycling of materials, impervious to light, ect. Many of these fit right in line w/ the philosophy that the brewery is throwing out there.

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Old 09-22-2008, 12:46 AM   #3
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i know there are advantages.... but a CAN. You dont see a good trippel in a can of a real pilsner in a can. Like i said i want to see new belguim do well because of their ethics but come on. I hope i get use to it.

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i know there are advantages.... but a CAN. You dont see a good trippel in a can of a real pilsner in a can. Like i said i want to see new belguim do well because of their ethics but come on. I hope i get use to it.
You mean like a GABF gold medal Pilsner?



You gotta broaden your horizons...there's a good amount of killer craft in cans.
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I would be ok if they lined the cans.

to the OP im sorry you have such a bad beer as a top beer

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Old 09-22-2008, 12:55 AM   #6
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You dont see a good trippel in a can of a real pilsner in a can.
Umm, yes you do. The "first" pilsner in fact.


Cans are superior packaging for many reasons and many craft breweries are going to this packaging.

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They do.
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I would be ok if they lined the cans.
They are and they have to be to stop the beer from corroding the alum.
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to the OP im sorry you have such a bad beer as a top beer
Have you ever heard someone talk about a person who considers themself such a beer connoisseur that they alienated anyone who wanted to talk about beer with them?

That might be you.

Unless you were just ribbing in which case more smilies should be employed and this post ignored.

I think it's great news when a really good beer goes canned, and it is pretty rare. It's great news for the brewery especially, and a really good sign that the brewery is growing.
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One of my favorite breweries, Oskar Blues, only packages their beers in cans. Never have to worry about skunked beer, and when you are going somewhere that glass isn't allowed, you can take along GOOD brews!!

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Fort Wayne Indiana had a new micro brew a few years ago that put their beer in kegs and cans, thought it was strange at first. last time i was up visiting the parents i noticed they now bottle, didnt see cans. dont think there is anything wrong with cans, i can understand the reason behind it.

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