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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SerialTicker, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. SerialTicker

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    I'm thinking about getting some cans, but the only beer that I know is around me (Southeast Michigan) in cans is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Torpedo. Both great beers, but are there any other alternatives? I expect a lot of people to say Dale's Pale Ale.

    Basically this is two threads in one:
    What is the best canned beer you've had?
    Are there many craft cans in Michigan?
     
  2. Hanzo

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    *cut and paste*

    Heady Topper.

    As to cans where you are. Seekabrew says you get 21st Amendment, they have solid stuff.
     
  3. theruckus33

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    Since I haven't had a lot of the more "notable" canned goodies, I am going to say Halcyon Wheat or Buffalo Sweat, by Tallgrass. Both incredibly tasty.
     
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    Heady Topper

    /thread

    I live in Wisconsin, so I am unsure of distribution in Michigan, but Oskar Blues is a sure bet. I do prefer SNPA to Dale's, but Ten Fidy is a masterpiece and just slightly edges its Sierra Nevada counterpart, Narwhal (which is, of course, not canned). Value-wise, SNPA is also the way to go, as OB's stuff is quite highly priced.
     
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    Ten Fidy
    Sixpoint Resin
    OB Deviant Dales

    Best cans I've had to date..
     
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    Well, Dale's Pale is veery good but seek-a-brew does not show a Mich. distribution. But, they do show 21st Amendment and they have a wide variety of canned offerings.
     
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    Dale's, Ten Fidy, Mama's Yella, SNPA, Torpedo, Heady Topper (not available to you [or me, for that matter]), Tallgrass 8-Bit
     
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    If you get 21st Amendment (as per Hanzo), you should definitely seek out their beers, they're a great brewery. My favorites (from 21stA) are Back in Black (a great black IPA), Monks Blood (BSDA), and Hop Crisis (oak-aged DIPA).

    Favorite canned beer period? Well, having never been lucky enough to try Heady (although I have my first trade in the works to get some, very stoked!), I'm gonna have to go with OB Gubna DIPA. That stuff is sooo delicious fresh. Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint, Ten Fidy, and Hop Crisis are all terrific as well.
     
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    Heady Topper

    Funny how you don't need the word canned in that question.
     
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    Heady Topper is #1, obviously.

    You won't find it Michigan, but New England Brewing Co puts some amazing stuff in cans, most notably Gandhi-Bot DIPA.

    I also can't believe nobody has said Surly yet.
     
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    Apparently 21st Amendment is 75 miles away from me in Toledo. Dag.
     
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    Get some Brewery Vivant stuff. Atwater also cans some stuff, but I wouldn't say any of it is that amazing.
     
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    As of last year sometime - Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing began brewing in cans...
     
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    That I have tried...


    Cigar City Jai Alai
    Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale and Tenfidy
    Santa Fe Java Imperial Stout
    Avery Ellie's Brown Ale
    Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
     
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    heady for sure. can't wait till ballast point cans their sculpin!
     
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    Well obviously heady, but osiris by sun king is quite tasty
     
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    I'll go with a dark horse: Pako's IPA from Snake River. Waaaaay underrated.
     
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    Couldn't find Gandhi-Bot last time I was up there. I did find Sea Hag though, and that was pretty good.

    DC Brau - The Public is my favorite go-to beer.
     
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    Oskar Blues announced it will be entering the Michigan market in Q1 this year. Cannot wait.

    Best canned beer made in Michigan is from Brewery Vivant.

    I've never seen 21st amendment in Michigan.
     
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    Yeah, fresh Sea Hag is terrific.
     
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    Anderson Valley Hop Ottin & Boont Amber
    Sixpoint Righteous Rye, Bengali Tiger, Resin
     
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    Heady Topper is about the best I've had from a can. I would love to see what proper glass aging would do for that beer. It would be even more phenomenal.
     
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    In order to avoid repeating, I'll say Ska ESB.
     
  28. Hanzo

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    Do what now?
     
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    Heady Topper, end thread. Ten Fidy is REALLY good too... I know, beating a dead horse by saying that but its true
     
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    Haven't opened the Buffalo Sweat yet, but while in STL, we tried the Halcyon Wheat. Could very well become my favorite wheat beer, incredibly tasty indeed! I could not believe something so good came out of a can. (Guess I still am a little scarred from the BMC days of my youth;))
     
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    ...aging?
     
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    Glass aging imparts a certain je ne sais quoi to the beer, often influenced by the type of glass and terroir of the silica used. I'm surprised a person of your forum posting prolificity isn't aware.
     
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  33. IamMe90

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    IPAs are generally not a type of beer people age, though.
     
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    Do what now?
     
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    Surly Abrasive
    Surly Furious
    Surly Bender
    Surly Coffee Bender
    Surly CynicAle
    Surly Hell
    SurlyFest
    Surly Bitter Brewer
    Surly Wet

    Easy question. :)
     
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    Now that Dry Dock has a few of their beers in cans I'll go with their Apricot & Hefe. Both are GABF gold winners.
     
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    I'm curious why nobody mentioned Oskar Blues G'Knight. Especially since it's the highest rated readily-available beer by Oskar Blues behind Ten-Fidy...
     
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    Probably because it's not the best canned beer they've ever had.
     
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    Heady
    Abrasive
    Heady
    Abrasive
    Heady
    Abrasive
     
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    Get a PDX trade partner and get the brews from Fort George Brewing. The OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale) is my favorite canned beer ever, and their Vortex IPA is very good as well.
     
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