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 →