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best canned craft beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by AlphaKing414, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. What do u think? Right now im thinking Surly Bender, what do u think?
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  2. Heady Topper
  3. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Single beer? HT. Best canning brewery? Oskar Blues.
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  4. Word.
  5. mactrail

    mactrail Champion (995) Washington Mar 24, 2009 Beer Trader

  6. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Heady Topper.
    Take the word canned out of your question and you just might get the same answer.
  7. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Might go to 50 for me.
  8. grachdar

    grachdar Savant (270) California Jul 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Couldn't agree more on the Heady. But being in Vermont right now, I'm biased.

    Moat brewing is doing some cool stuff with tall boys in NH. And Modus Hoperandi was my first favorite can. But HT is just too good to debate.
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  9. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    Heady for sure tops, but then very close second is Abrasive, then lets be honest modus is a good wide distro beer
  10. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Ten Fidy is the best I've had. I've heard a lot about this Heady Topper. Haven't tried it, but I'm going to assume that it's all just hype. If I don't assume that, I'll just feel sad.
  11. dcook11

    dcook11 Savant (315) California May 13, 2010

    Old Chub
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  12. Haven't tried Heady yet, so my answer is Abrasive.
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  13. Elevated IPA, from La Cumbre.
  14. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    probably heady topper. NEBCO 668 is great. obviously surly makes some great ones. (shrug) so many great canned beers nowadays.
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  15. harrymel

    harrymel Advocate (650) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Yeah, HT is really sooo good. I gotta say though, I'm not willing to solidify a favorite simply because so many breweries are starting to can that I can't definitively say what will be my favorite.

    If the question was which brewery is the best canned brewery, OB would win it for me. Surly might win if I were in the distro, but alas this is not my life.
  16. yes and yes.
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  17. chcfan

    chcfan Advocate (630) California Oct 29, 2008

  18. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Surprised you didn't mention the great Gandhi-Bot

    After all,it's an ideal aid for self purification and the seeking of truth and love......;)

  19. Favorite at the moment: Maui Brewing/Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Palena 'Ole.

    It's the nectar of the gods.
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  20. Steimie

    Steimie Advocate (590) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

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  21. Only had a sip/sample of Heady.

    Gandhi Bot is awesome.

    Narragansett Summer Ale is tasty too.
  22. Kinsman

    Kinsman Advocate (660) California Aug 26, 2009

    The Moat is my local brewpub and I love that they've added the 24oz cans. Unfortunately, the two currently being canned are my least favorite of their regular lineup. Neither of them are bad beers but I much prefer their pilsner and stout.

    Obviously Heady is hard to beat for the title of best canned craft. Oskar Blues gets my vote for best overall canned line-up.
  23. n2185

    n2185 Advocate (715) North Carolina Apr 14, 2008 Beer Trader

    Abrasive. Heady is a close second, but it's a lot easier to trade for the former than the latter.
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  24. Heady god dam Topper. But Gandhi Bot is awesome too.
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  25. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Heady,Gandhi,Furious are my top 3

  26. creez

    creez Savant (260) California Mar 9, 2012

    Big Swell IPA & Torpedo

    wish we had Heady Topper in CA!
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  27. reykjavik

    reykjavik Zealot (75) Virginia Jan 19, 2011

    My favorite milk stout comes from a can.. Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat

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  28. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (680) Illinois Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    I haven't had many but of what I've had I'd say:
    1. Heady
    2. Resin
  29. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (675) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    Heady Topper. DRINK FROM THE CAN!!!!!! Torpedo in the can is #2. Ive never had Surly though.
  30. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Savant (395) California Jun 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Haven't had many but Gubna from Oskar Blues is pretty good.
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  31. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poobah (1,135) New York Aug 25, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I don't get Surly or the Alchemist anywhere that I can find, but I did enjoy Oskar Blues - Ten Fidy and Old Chub spring to mind.
  32. MikeM40

    MikeM40 Savant (270) Connecticut Sep 29, 2010

    This !
  33. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Surly Abrasive
    Dales Pale Ale
    Tallgrass 8-bit
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  34. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    Probably Heady, but Abrasive, Torpedo and Gandhi Bot are right there too.
  35. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Since Heady, Torpedo, and Ten Fidy have been said x100, I'll throw out Southern Star Buried Hatchet. No hype and no -bals, but it's everything a stout should be.
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  36. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Champion (875) Michigan May 30, 2005 Subscriber

    I honestly have not had a single beer mentioned so far in this thread so I can't compare or comment about any of them, but the best I've had so far is Half Acre's Daisy Cutter.

    Also, Arcadia just released their Sky High Rye in cans, and it's a good one too.
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  37. champ103

    champ103 Poobah (1,040) Texas Sep 3, 2007 Beer Trader

    Going along with the Texas breweries...Karback Weise Versa (awesome wit/hefe hybrid), Austin Beer Works Peal Snap and Fire Eagle (both are among my favorites for the styles), Southern Star Pine Belt, Real Ale Firemans 4 and soon to be Full Moon.
  38. Douggo

    Douggo Savant (330) Minnesota Oct 24, 2009

    Heady and Abrasive, in no particular order. Ten Fidy would be in the conversation.
  39. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    Fort George's Oatmeal Pale Ale.