News Ballast Point starting to can.

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Rekrule, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

  2. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    The only thing bad about more breweries canning is that I'm going to have to increase the amount of space and set up a can section next to my empty bottle collection.
  3. phooky

    phooky Aspirant (214) Jan 23, 2010 New York

    Dorado in a can?


    Heady WHO?
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  4. VelvetExtract

    VelvetExtract Poo-Bah (3,258) Jan 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    Have had Sculpin several times...but I cannot help my burning desire for it in a can now.
  5. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    How long until Victory at Sea gets canned?? :grinning: :grinning:

    I would bet money, in 5 years, EVERY craft brewery will can their beers....Only a matter of time.
    JimKal, CreightonSM, luwak and 2 others like this.
  6. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Disciple (378) Jun 14, 2011 New York
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    Victory at Sea + cans = Best hiking/camping trips ever
  7. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2012 California
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    Can not wait...
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  8. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Just saw this on Facebook! CANNOT WAIT!!!!!

    Sculpin in a can? BEST CANNED BEER EVER!!!
  9. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    Now, if only they can figure out how to stamp a date on that thing...
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  10. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    The 6 pack I just snagged had one stamped on the bottom left of the label. Used to be on the neck.
  11. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Ballast Point has been dating their beer for a few months now. . . . .
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  12. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,331) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Please put Sculpin in 4-packs or something so that I don't feel gross paying $17/ sixer of bottles.

    I know it's just a mental thing, but it's easier for me to swallow paying $10-12/ four-pack than almost $20 for six 12oz bottles of beer.
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  13. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Defender (646) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    Great news!!

    My buddy and I are sick of getting old Bombers in Ohio - we've been bitchin they need to can and the dream came true!!! It's a 30/70 chance Sculpins are old and they run at least $9-11. I've had good luck with the 6 packs being fresh.
  14. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

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  15. ParchedNeedBeer

    ParchedNeedBeer Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2011 California

    I'll be happy to take your money. Lagunitas has said they will NEVER can their beers.
  16. patkorn

    patkorn Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2007 California

    Agree. While it makes economical sense to can instead of bottle,some breweries will never can because of the stigma that comes with cans. I hope Ballast starts canning some of their rum.
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  17. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    i talked at length with the beer manager at the store i frequent. we both agreed we think it is going that way eventually. i have no problem with it. cans keep beer fresher longer.
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  18. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    yes. so awesome.
  19. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    Love that more breweries are canning. I hate the sound of bottles clanking.
  20. chocosushi

    chocosushi Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Oklahoma

    Times Six-Hundred & Sixty-Six
  21. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (514) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    I just love seeing this multiple times on here as I scroll down. Beautiful. (Although I think sculpin is a bit overrated. Especially for the price.)
  22. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (738) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Better for the environment and recycling, better for cellaring, easier to transport and easier to open. Easy choice but I agree about the stigma and "cool factor". However most BAs will not be phased. It's the same in wine regarding real corks versus synthetic versus screw cap. Screw cap is the best as well as best for the environment but many snobs don't like it. C'est la vie!! Maybe they will then lower their prices but I doubt it. :-(
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  23. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,430) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    There's just a negative stigma placed on cans, I must admit I was guilty of it, until I had some 21A and Sixpoint beers. No way, in a blind taste test, could someone tell the difference between a beer poured from a bottle or one from a can.
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  24. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,430) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Just a beautiful picture to behold!
  25. ChiPool

    ChiPool Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

    Had it at the brewery last week...killer.
  26. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I am really hopping for Sculpin in tall boys. That would make me as happy as a little girl.
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  27. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    That's a fine looking can. Too bad the product inside is not what it used to be.
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  28. phishphorce

    phishphorce Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Im PA I'm drinking a Scuplin dated 3/30/13 best buy date.

    I think that puts this at about a week and a half old? This is the freshest Sculpin I have seen in this area ever.
  29. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    heady has dorado in his back pocket, come on man.
  30. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Shelf life is 6 months. That makes that beer, about 2 1/2 months old.
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  31. UT-Alex

    UT-Alex Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2012 Texas

    I received Sculpin in a trade as an extra a couple of months ago and it was incredible. Plus that is one of my favorite labels to date. Now if it could only make its way to Texas.
  32. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    No. Sculpin uses a 110/120 day cycle. His beer is about a week old.
  33. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    All I need is Dorado and Sculpin in cans. Ok Victory At Sea too. Everything else can stay bottled
  34. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    They've been in DFW for a few months now (and Corpus Christi). Keg 1 just picked them up for Central TX, so by next month (supposedly), it should be on the shelf in Austin. Yipee!
  35. CelticAleMan

    CelticAleMan Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California

    I like the idea of having Sculpin in cans, but I wish I would see it fresher than I have been lately, regardless of format. The freshest I have seen in my area is 2 months old. I saw some year old bombers yesterday. I guess when I start seeing the cans, at least I will know its fresh (maybe). I think they have flooded the market with them at ridiculous prices, so they don't sell quickly. Also, it seems like in my area, the distributors have no problem sending old product out. I have had one of my local stores tell me they just got Sculpin in and when I looked at the bomber it was already past the best by date. Fucking weak ass shit! Needless to say, I didn't buy it.

    p.s. it may not be quite as good as it used to be, but when its fresh, it is still amongst the best single IPAs.
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  36. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Cans are also easier to ship in the mail.... for you traders... lighter and sturdier.
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  37. UT-Alex

    UT-Alex Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2012 Texas

    That would be really really awesome news.
  38. MIA4IPA

    MIA4IPA Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 Illinois

    Totally agree!! Amazing how it was first looked at and now has caught on like wildfire!!
  39. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Canning micro brewed beer is flat out the BEST thing any brewery can do.
    Win~Win for the consumer, the shipper , and the brewery !!
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  40. JohnQ

    JohnQ Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California

    I agree.I never buy cans.But I never drink it out of the bottle either.So it shouldn't matter.Also I've heard that aluminum is one of the easiest things to recycle.
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