There’s no sound quite as satisfying as when you crack open a can of ice cold beer. While there are many traditionalists who believe that beer belongs in a bottle, there is a new push to put many kinds of beer in cans. So what’s the difference? In a recent blog post we discussed the benefits of bottling beer.

Why the sudden surge in cans? Below are a few reasons why brewers are looking to cans.

  1. Portability – the ease of taking your beer to public events, pools, music venues where glass is not allowed
  2. Weight – Many folks enjoy taking beer with them into the backcountry and find the ease of packing cans (think of foot stomping crunches) is much easier (and easier on the back) than bottles.
  3. Lower Carbon Footprint – it is reported that cans have a lower carbon footprint than beer containers because they are lighter and more compact in transportation. In addition, cans are more readily recyclable and made from a high percentage of recycled aluminum.

Why do you like cans? Leave a comment below and tell us why.

2 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    We can take cans to parks and fields that don’t allow bottles. Also light is the enemy of beer and cans stop that. When I could drink regular beer I loved Oskar Blues and their canned beers.


  2. Bill
    Bill says:

    Another reason why cans are better than glass. Sunlight, or light from many artificial sources, can turn craft beer to skunk beer. A can will keep all harmful light from reaching the beer.


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