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Top 15 Beers in a Can...your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BuxMontBeerLover, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. hardy008

    hardy008 Champion (780) Minnesota Jan 12, 2008 Subscriber

    I don't know how I forgot about Red Racer IPA. It definitely belongs in the top 15.
  2. jgagne

    jgagne Savant (375) Kentucky Feb 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    West 6th IPA. Not really that known outside of Kentucky, but I will tell you it's really really good. Seek it out...
    csxcharlie likes this.
  3. dennho

    dennho Savant (375) New York Oct 29, 2006

    Heady, Heady, and Heady.
    Sea Hag should be on the list also.
    smutty33 likes this.
  4. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Bring it on!!!!!!!
  5. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (410) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    What are the 5 best canned beers of all-time? Think about it: Heady... Heady... Heady, Heady, and Heady. Because I spit hot fire.
    GeoffreyM likes this.
  6. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (410) Illinois May 18, 2011

    Plus it rips and it rhymes. And it rhymes and it rips.
  7. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (410) Illinois May 18, 2011

    I haven't had a lot of craft bbers from cans, so my knowledge in that area is a bit limited. But what I do know is, I really enjoy Deviant Dale's. Hop Stoopid (more or less) in can? Yes please!
  8. GeckoPunk

    GeckoPunk Savant (295) Connecticut Jul 29, 2012

    Heady Topper, Torpedo, Gandhi Bot
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    This list does not include Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Torpedo... therefore it is invalid as a list.
  10. This. I was surprised to not see it on this list. Oh well that's what happens when you only distribute in New Mexico. But awesome beer indeed, I always have a 4 pack or more on hand.
  11. I was glad to see Modus Hoperandi and Moose Drool in there.
  12. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Aficionado (185) Ohio Aug 31, 2010

    Hop Crisis! it's like Burton Baton in a can
    GoGators likes this.
  13. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Looking at the cans they have Coffee Bender and no Furious? Add Caldera too, and Surly Wet.
  14. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (485) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    I have to admit I'm a fan of cans. Big ones are my favorite. They're great for motor boating.
  15. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Advocate (515) Ohio Jan 28, 2011

    Mmmm Surly Bender and Coffee Bender. Great body, incredibly easy-drinking, wonderfully complex... I love those beers.
  16. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    One does not simply forget about heady
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  17. Dray

    Dray Savant (275) Pennsylvania Apr 6, 2012

    Surly Surly would make my list, but Im surly unable to get Surly in my neck of the woods (PGH). Im very Surly over the subject to be frank. Dont call me Francis, or Ill kill ya.
    Brewers like cans better than bottles. Cheaper to ship and they let no light in. If I see cans of the brew Im looking for I buy them.
    I would say my vote is Anderson valley and Six point Bengali tiger.
  18. I blame tv for this, but all i could picture was you slamming your face back and forth between a couple beer cans. Nothing like laughing at a quiet workplace. Anywho, not a terrible list. I agree that furious should have been on there, but not bad.
  19. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (485) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    The same goes for growlers. When on the water, half gallon size doesn't quite cut it and I prefer a couple full gallons. A pair of big jugs are perfect for motor boating.
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  20. beertunes

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

    I've had lots of canned craft beer, and the best one, hands down, far and away, no question is Fort George OPA. Great stuff.
  21. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (485) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    I've been told during a visit to the source that OPA is the brewmasters go-to beer. I can definitely see why as it's my favorite beer the produce also.
    beertunes likes this.
  22. ShawnG

    ShawnG Zealot (85) South Carolina Jul 6, 2012

    Caldera IPA here. Never had Heady though.
  23. OTB

    OTB Savant (465) California Sep 2, 2011

    Just look at my avatar. Nuff said.

  24. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Daisy cutter, and furious instead of bender.
  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    I'm "famous" for touting Pako's. ;)
  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    I was happy to see the modus love for once in a canned beer thread. If ten fidy wasn't there the list would have lost all credability. I don't know why moose drool was there. Santa fe imperial java or upslopes belgian pale ale kick the snot out of MD.
    ONovoMexicano likes this.
  27. Let's at least acknowledge that a 6 of Schlitz 1960 tall boy cans is $5 and is kinda good.
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  28. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    I'm a fan of it but it seems no one else in town knows about the revival of the 60s formula, hence there's now product on the shelves well past their best by date. Dammit.
  29. MikeM40

    MikeM40 Savant (270) Connecticut Sep 29, 2010

    Big cans are an absolute must for proper motor boating. :)
    JimSmetana and hopsbreath like this.
  30. leftoverburrito

    leftoverburrito Savant (470) Oregon Sep 29, 2011

    Caldera IPA and FT. George Vortex are delicious. But once Boneyard starts canning (Spring 2013 according to my sources) the list is obsolete.
  31. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Bitter Brewer for sure.
  32. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (575) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    95% of my beer consumption comes from bottles. Of the 5% from cans, Brewery Vivant's Escoffier takes the top prize.
    MSEGUIN likes this.
  33. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Poobah (1,265) New Mexico Jun 14, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    La Cumbre Elevated IPA and Santa Fe Java Imperial Stout are definitely deserving to make this list.
  34. robboyd

    robboyd Savant (305) Indiana Aug 7, 2011

    Here's my list:

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Ten Fidy
    3. Daisy Cutter
    4. Surly Wet
    5. Resin
    6. Gubna
    7. Torpedo
    8. Coffee Bender
    9. Avery IPA
    10. Furious
    11. Sun King Grapefruit Jungle
    12. Sun King Osiris
    13. Bender
    14. Deviant Dale's
    15. Sun King Isis

    I would love to try more canned beer as it is my favorite way to consume beer.
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  35. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011


    It's almost time!!!
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  36. Gatch

    Gatch Advocate (510) Massachusetts Nov 29, 2006

    Baxter Stowaway IPA! (Maine)
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  37. Envelopes

    Envelopes Savant (420) Ohio Aug 26, 2012

    Agreed. Just tried it tonight.
  38. bstyle

    bstyle Champion (860) Indiana Apr 27, 2006 Beer Trader

    Elevated IPA, Surly Wet, Deviant Dales, Heady Topper.
  39. rdilauro

    rdilauro Savant (385) Connecticut Mar 8, 2010 Subscriber

    Ten Fiddy and Resin
  40. Ten Fidy and Jai Alai are my favorites.