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Old 02-23-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Headline caught my eye this morning, definitely worth a quick read or at least a perusing. Discuss amongst yourselves.

http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/y...-to-drink-now/



 
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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I know Vivant a few other brewers here in Michigan are going to the cans. They have a lot of benefits over glass(cost, no light penetration, etc) but I just worry about the BPA lining in the cans. Would rather not have to worry about this in my beer too. Just my 2c


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Old 02-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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Had a vivant the other night. I was quite surprised when the sever brought me a can. It was the Kludde belgian dark. A but sour but decent beer. Millkingit it's also canning her in the D.

 
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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I just had that one last weekend for the first time. I am not a huge fan of sours, but that one was pretty good. The Belgian IPA is good once you let it warm up a bit and the Abbey Ale was pretty good as well. Going out there this weekend for the Winter Beer Fest and I think we check out their brewery.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
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Heady Topper gets my vote.

Apart from that, Caldera has some great stuff in cans, as does Maui.

 
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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Have fun out there! I've heard a lot about Vivant. Perhaps I'd like the others more. The can was big at least that's a plus.

 
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #7
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I picked up a mix 12 pack of Butternuts beer (solely because of the name) and was disappointed by everything but the Moo Thunder stout, which was quite good. I could barely make my way through the three Pork Slap pale ales, but YMMV. I might have been more impressed with it if it wasn't 20 bucks and change after tax...

 
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #8
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As far as canned beers go, I'd have to pick DC Brau - The Citizen.

It gets pretty high marks for being a very "Belgian" American Belgian-Style beer.

It's also pretty damn delicious.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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Heady Topper gets my vote.

Apart from that, Caldera has some great stuff in cans, as does Maui.
Drinking cans of Big Swell IPA on the beach of Paia Bay is my favorite thing to do, period.

 
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I'm on a British Milds kick, and one of my local bottle shops has a bunch of milds in cans. They're really tasty.

There's something else that we can't do with bottles without skunking, that we can with cans. At least in snowy Michigan....



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