Seems like more and more craft beer is coming out in cans. And this beergeek approves.
The cans are safer, lighter, and you can fit more in a small space (like a small cooler or a large pocket). Not to mention there are a few places that cans go that bottles can’t — like poolside. The most important reason may be that you can shotgun a can of beer — don’t try that with a bottle.
Beergeek’s Official Top 5 Cans of Craft Beer
5. Lomaland Saison by Modern Times, San Diego, CA
This brewery is pretty amazing. For one, their beers are in 16oz cans. Plus there’s nothing they make that isn’t great. All of their can beers are great.
4. Wolf Among Weeds by Golden Road Brewing, Los Angeles, CA
An amazing IPA from a brewery that impresses me more every time I have one of their beers. 16oz can is a huge bonus. 8.0%, 80 IBUs.
3. Sculpin IPA by Ballast Point Brewing, San Diego, CA
Sculpin IPA (or the Grapefruit or Habanero versions) is probably my goto IPA right now. Perfect mix of bitterness, maltiness, and flavor. 7% and 70 IBUs of deliciousness, in a 12 oz can.
2. Tenfidy Imperial Stout by Oskar Blues, Longmont, Colorado
Oh man, this beer. Thick, dark, tastes of burnt caramel, chocolate, and distilled life itself. Delicious. I like to hide one inside my winter coat on a cold day and warm up with it at the appropriate time. Amazing beer. 10.5% and 98 IBUs.
1. Watermelon Wheat from 21st Amendment, San Francisco, CA
This beer is one of the most popular and earliest examples of craft beer in a can. It’s also amazing on a hot day, beside the pool, after mowing the lawn, or sitting on the beach. Refreshing and just plain good.