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Ballast Point starting to can.

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

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  1. BeerNDoggerel

    BeerNDoggerel Mar 13, 2011 Illinois
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    No difference.

    Okay, maybe when serving a saison to company, I like to pour it out of a 750ml or bomber, but when I'm drinking with a buddy, ordering at a bar, or drinking alone, it doesn't matter.
     
  2. winkingstarfish

    winkingstarfish Nov 4, 2009 Connecticut

    I would rather see 40s of Sculpin
     
  3. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
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    Ooh . . . yeah I dig tallboys for hoppy beers.
     
  4. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
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    To be fair, Tony Magee (Lagunitas)'s objection to canning is environmentally-based, rather than rooted in the classic stigma of cans (which I agree is the stumbling block for most craft brewers patently opposed to canning). BeerPulse reported on Tony Magee's position regarding canning a while back: http://www.beerpulse.com/2012/04/la...-last-brewery-in-the-us-to-use-aluminum-cans/

    And here's a link from that article to a good overview of the issues with bauxite mining: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/green-craft-beer-dirty-aluminum/
     
  5. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 May 1, 2012 Florida
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    I have to agree with you on the 6 month best by, I had a Sculpin bomber dated 02/13 and that bad boy was not fresh anymore, malty mess if you ask me and I've had fresh, my beer was about 3 1/2 months old and it tasted like it.
     
  6. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
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    I actually called the brewery in person not that long ago, and confirmed that it was four months. I'm pretty confident about that.
     
  7. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 May 1, 2012 Florida
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    So you think that 1 1/2 month Sculpin can crap out???? These cans are going to be the savior for BP, I've had 3 month old heady that taster fresher than most 2 week old bottles.
     
  8. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    cans are not better for cellaring, at least the ones now due to the linings on the inside which leech into the beer and while it isn't much it adds up in the long run. They do keep beers fresher brewery to market but i wouldn't drink anything out of a can after 6 months max. I do enjoy ipas in cans though.
     
  9. BottleCrowns

    BottleCrowns Dec 7, 2008 New York

    canned beer is evil
     
  10. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    Sculpin has been inconsistent as of late. I bought a one week old 6'er, it was bad, they all tasted 6+ months old.

    The best buy is indeed 4 months out from bottling.
     
  11. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 May 1, 2012 Florida
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    That blows I freaking love sculpin, guess ill stop drinking it till the cans get distributed.
     
  12. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
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    Er, was that your experience? That 1 1/2 month old Sculpin had really fallen off?
     
  13. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Because they don't have bottle crowns?
     
  14. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I have a friend that is a microbiologist and he said the "leeching" is just not true unless left in the cans for many, many years.
     
  15. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Ive heard conflicting things
    At any rate ill play it safe.
     
  16. BottleCrowns

    BottleCrowns Dec 7, 2008 New York

    yup
     
  17. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, not anymore...
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. winkingstarfish

    winkingstarfish Nov 4, 2009 Connecticut

    hop stoopid in a can - 16oz even, would be the bomb
     
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  19. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Jan 23, 2009 Vermont


    I just have to say, the fact that he is a microbiologist (or any kind of biologist) doesn't give him any credibility when it comes to materials science.

    /molecular biologist here
     
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  20. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Oh ok. Lol. Doctorate in microbiology, worked for NIH.... But whatever. Lol
     
  21. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Jan 23, 2009 Vermont

    Not saying he isn't smart!
     
  22. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I feel ya. Drinking some fine brews right now at Goose Island brew pub!! Yummy
     
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  23. DrLasers

    DrLasers Apr 18, 2011 California

    I've been getting it in cans for a couple of years now....[​IMG]I'll let the sketchy dude who digs through my recycle every Thursday know to expect more cans.
     
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  24. HYPNOTOAD

    HYPNOTOAD Dec 10, 2012

    Ballast Point cans have started popping up around me, but no Sculpin yet
     
  25. SaigonDaze

    SaigonDaze Dec 24, 2012 California

    Sadly, Sculpin is not as good as it was prior to mass production starting. Used to be one of my favorites. I pretty much avoid it now.
     
  26. smutty33

    smutty33 Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Hey,atleast you admitted it.New England Brewing Co. here in my neck o'the woods has been canning for years.There has been countless threads on "canned beer" and the issue of not tasting the same as in a bottle.

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Hooray for canned craft beer!

    Cheers
     
  27. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    It recently arrived in my area. It was great fresh, but picked up another sixer that was about 4 months old and it wasn't quite the same. My main problem with it is the price. Can't find it cheaper than $15/sixer. No thanks. Rather have a 2 week old 2 Hearted Ale sixer for $10.
     
  28. brewbetter

    brewbetter Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Are these cans in stores yet? Any plans to expand distro?
     
  29. UT-Alex

    UT-Alex Sep 15, 2012 Texas

    I was in California this past weekend and I saw a cardboard box for the Sculpin cans on the ground while waiting to get into Coachella. So they are definitely out there, but I personally didn't see any at the one place I went to. I wish they would hit here soon in Texas because I'd like to take some to float the river this summer and bottles aren't allowed.
     
  30. errantnight

    errantnight Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
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    O RLY?

    Have you also heard, "conflicting reports" about global warming?
     
  31. raynmoon

    raynmoon Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    yeah for like $49.99
     
  32. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Yeah, and if you disagree with me, i really don't care, as funny as it sounds.
     
  33. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    bought a six of sculpin last week date 8/16/13(228 day) minus 4 months(120 days) means it was brewed 4/18/13(108 day). bought it on friday the 19th. no way it got from san diego to a shelf in holiday fl. in one day. freshest i've ever seen in fl. just questioning the 4 month thing.
    thanks
     
  34. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    4 months is bullshit. I have already seen bottles with dates five months out.
     
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  35. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    just called ballast point. gave me the "not an expiration date......". said it was brewed 4 to 5 months before that date. no help. i would think for Q A purposes, when given a date they could tell exactly when made. just don't wanna give out that info?
     
  36. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Yeah - they are totally lame with this. Freshness isn't a concern of theirs. They date Dorado 1 YEAR out.
     
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  37. BLACKENEDPLAGUE

    BLACKENEDPLAGUE Apr 10, 2013 Ohio

    "we gettin fucked up tonight!"
     
  38. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
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    I dunno what to tell you. I called them in person and spoke to someone in person. It appears that there may be some bad information floating around, and possibly coming directly from the brewery. Sorry I can't be of more help.
     
  39. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    fresh beer only says everything under 10% is 120 days from bottling. over 10 is one year
     
  40. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    oh shit ,no problem. wasn't thread shitting. you're one of my most respected members. i was just making an observation. nothing meant towards you
     
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