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Tag: Canned Beer

An Uncanny Invention for Home Canning BYOB by

Thanks to canning technology aimed at homebrewers, the ability to crack open a crushable homebrew is now within reach.

Bisphenol Pale Ale: Should You Be Worried About the BPA in Your Beer Can? Beer and Health by

The industry’s wholehearted embrace of cans comes with a lurking question: should we be worried about chemicals in the container’s epoxy lining?

The Art of the Shower Beer Beer Smack by

Regardless of what you’ve heard or read in the past, there are only three things you need to know to master the art of the shower beer.

Piney River Brewing Company: Making Hay in the Heartland From the Source by

Piney River Brewing Company is located 5 miles outside of Bucyrus, Mo., an unincorporated community small enough that the brewery’s first distributor had never heard of it.

Dance the Can-Can: Canning a Homebrewed Saison BYOB by

A Saison recipe inspired by figolla, a Maltese Easter cookie made with almond paste, orange and lemon.

Is the Growler Getting Canned? Innovation by

Known for pioneering canned beer packaging, Oskar Blues was looking for a new way to push the aluminum container’s limits while solving some of the glass growler’s inherent downsides. They ended up with the Crowler.

Reconsidering Cans Unfiltered by

Cans are now instinctively what I reach for when I’m buying beer in the store, much to my own surprise. In fact, I expect to keep passing over glass bottles, bombers and growlers for many years to come.

Beer News News by

Ninkasi opens in-house recording studio; Flying Dog wins free speech battle; US canned beer sales grew in 2014; and Brewers Association makes an appeal to eBay.

Jenn Coyle, CEO of The Can Van Last Call by

Three years after Jenn Coyle co-founded The Can Van with three fellow MBA students, mobile canning has “almost become trendy,” she says. In July 2014 they canned more volume in the first half of the month than they did in their entire first year of business.

Hopworks Urban Brewery: 5 Essentials 5 Essentials by

A native Portlander, Christian Ettinger experienced how beer creates community at age 19 when he studied abroad in Cologne, Germany, and got a taste for the city’s hybrid lagers.

Canned! Artwork of the Modern American Beer Can Shelf Talker by

Flip through this coffee-table book to read the backstories behind your favorite canned beers, and answers to questions like, how many colors can you print on most cans? (Answer: six.)

Wind River Brewing Co. From the Source by

As the brewmaster at Wind River Brewing Co. in Pinedale, Wyo., Richard Strom was ushered into the industry by his father, David, who was the first independent craft beer distributor in Portland, Ore.

Beer News News by

Churchkey Can Company ressurrects the flat-top steel can; interstate brewery expansions loom; study finds two drinks a day could be a life saver; Heineken bans branding of local brews during London 2012 Olympics; and new beer laws passed in Indiana and Georgia.

In Pursuit of the Fifth Star The Politics of Beer by

Good beer, it seems, is in the pink. So what better time to look at what craft brewers are doing wrong? For its amazing range of tastes, styles, strengths and colors, so much of American craft beer seems to taste naïve, unworldly and lacking in complexity

Autumnation by Sixpoint Label Approval by

For many consumers, it was Sixpoint’s reputation for stellar beers that drew them in. Novelty probably also played a role. But neither would mean nearly as much if the wraps weren’t so elegantly designed.

“Our Sources Say …” Beer Smack by

Most save their predictions for December and January, but we wound up channeling our beer spirit guides a bit early.

From the Brewery to You Feature by

Over the years, brewers have come up with four basic types of packaging—casks, bottles, kegs and cans. Each type of package protects beer in different ways, and can cause the beer to taste quite different.

Support Craft Beer in Cans Advocate This by

Canning is something worthy of our collective support.

Nice Cans! How the Aluminum Can Is Making a Triumphant Return to Respectable Society Feature by

Ordering a can of beer has always been trouble. Call for one and you run the risk of being identified as an unsophisticated ignoramus and subjected to ridicule at the hands of even the most open-minded beer geeks.

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