Ray Daniels (Twitter link), known in the craft beer world as the founder of the Cicerone Certification Program, recently posted some comments that Boston Beer Company’s founder Jim Koch made in the trade publication Craft Business Daily (subscription required) that basically amount to Koch damning canned beer.
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It is tough to find information that isn’t marketing or anecdotal about which vessel is the best for beer, but the people behind the Beerists Podcast were up to the task of attempting to taste the difference, even though that meant drinking Heineken. Read more →
Pennsylvania brewery Sly Fox Brewing co. has put together an infographic about the benefits of canned craft beer. The canning movement is taking the craft beer world by storm, and though canning has its detractors all signs point to more and more producers adding canning lined to their facilities.
We’ve talked a lot about canned craft beer here at Beer of Tomorrow, and we think that the benefits outweigh the negatives even when you consider all uncertainties about can’s environmental impact. After all, craft beer is all about choice, and no one is saying that cans and bottles can’t coexist. Just look at the big industrial American beer producers; they have had several different packaging options available for their lagers for years.
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It seems like a new craft brewery adds a canning line to their operation every week, and we at Beer of Tomorrow are all for the craft-can revolution. The three reasons that are usually cited for cans being a superior packing for beer are:
- Better for the beer’s flavor: a can is impenetrable to the UV radiation that will skunk a beer and destroy its flavor, and cans remove the air-space present in bottles that can lead to oxidation of beer.
- Cans are more economical to produce, recycle, and ship.
- Can’s can go places bottles cannot. They cool faster and are better in the great outdoors.
But does the process of getting beer INTO a can affect the flavor differently than bottling or kegging? Beer blog The Brew Site tried to answer the question with a head-to-head comparison of Kona Brewing Co’s Longboard Lager, and we found their results surprising: Read more →
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