Best Canned Beer

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  1. Schmuck82

    Schmuck82 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2008 Texas

    Ten Fidy obviously. Some from my lovely Texas would include: Karabach rodeo clown, Karabach hopadillo and Southern Star Pine belt pale ale.
  2. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    To those who chose Heady, was it only because you haven't had Abrasive yet?
    Not sayin,just sayin
    Wait a minute, I've had both - and I definitely am sayin!
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  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Deviant Dales, Furious, Heady Topper, Furious, and Heady Topper.

    Modus Hoperandi was pretty solid too.
  4. WhiteJordan

    WhiteJordan Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Washington
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    Kudos to Oskar Blues! Ten Fidy is mentioned on just about everyone's lists.
  5. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Ten Fidy, Abrasive, Heady Topper, Daisy Cutter....just to name a few.
  6. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Abrasive doesn't hold a candle to Heady, don't be crazy
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  7. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
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    I agree with the legions that say heady topper. As far as what's available in my area, I'd have to say ten-fidy. I also like coconut porter. That's a good canned beer.
  8. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,475) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    My experience with cans is limited, and I can't seem to get one of the brands that I want to try the most (21st Amendment), so take this for what you will:

    Tallgrass (already mentioned) makes some really good canned beers. I'm partial to the Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat and the Velvet Rooster Belgian Tripel. 8-Bit Pale Ale isn't too bad either.

    Avery is also a brewery that does fairly extensive canning--most of their regular beers come in can format. I'm partial to the White Rascal Witbier but the IPA is also good. Their Ellie's Brown Ale is good too, but I'm not a huge fan of brown ales.

    Oh, and if you like witbiers, Wittekerke also puts theirs in 11.2 oz cans.
  9. JTDay

    JTDay Initiate (97) Jan 28, 2013 Georgia
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    Westbrook IPA is a killer canned beer IMO.
  10. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Half Acre Daisy Cutter: There's really no competition to me.
  11. RayB3

    RayB3 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 Michigan

    -You need to ckeck out Brewery Vivant out of K-zoo for sure. Not only is it a cool place (in a converted funeral home) but they make a buch of great stuff. They can their distributed stuff which you can find around.

  12. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Best canned beer I have had is Heady by a land slide. Second would have to be 3 year aged Ten Fidy and third, Furious. I will have to say that Michigan, for now, is truly lacking in good canned craft. But fear not, Michigan BA! Oscar Blues is not far away! :slight_smile: They are supposed to hit Michigan in the not too distant future... Have you tried any Brewery Vivant offerings? I don't care for a lot of their stuff since I'm not big on Belgians, but some people love it. Here is probably my favorite by them, but it may be out of rotation by now: Zaison
    Edit: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Avery IPA. They do have that in cans in Michigan and it's a solid IPA. Not really World Class, but still a solid brew and worth a buy.
  13. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Since I've seen lots of Oskar Blues posted I'm gonna go with Evil Twin Istedgade Hipster Ale
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  14. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    This always strikes me as a silly question. The container isn't relevent to the taste of the beer. Just ignore the container. You might as well be asking "whats the best beer with a green label?" Who cares?
  15. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    There is a certain feeling to it man! Come on! Don't you even have favorite glassware for a particular style???
    My FIS definitely taste better from my CBS glass than my run of the mill glassware from Meijer... :stuck_out_tongue:
  16. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    I don't think I would choose a beer simply because it comes in a can unless I was specifically avoiding glass bottle restrictions (like at the beach).
  17. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,475) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    I don't think anyone suggested that the reason to buy in cans was about taste specifically. The original question was merely "I'm going to get some cans, what are some good ones?".

    Reasons for buying in cans, besides some kind of restriction like going to a beach or park are that they are easier to schlep around (lighter than bottles), they seem to maintain their temperature longer than bottles, and the fact that cans are easier to recycle than bottles. Plus, if you play in any kind of rec league (softball, kickball), you'll most likely be encouraged to use cans or even restricted from using bottles, and like most of the people on BA, I just can't drink your standard macro canned beer.

    There are plenty of reasons to seek out cans, although I would tend to agree that limiting yourself to only cans is going to mean you're missing out on some really great beers. For example, I'm unaware of any ability to age beer in it's selling container in cans like you can with bottles.
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  18. jrbchef

    jrbchef Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Connecticut

    As I have not had Heady yet, I would have to say Gandhi-Bot
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  19. shan8454

    shan8454 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Mississippi
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    There is Nothing I've had like Heady Topper! Period
  20. ucfalum08

    ucfalum08 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Florida

    I haven't had many and usually use cans for tailgating but my answer is easily Cigar City Jai Alai
  21. ScottieD

    ScottieD Devotee (474) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
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    NEBCO Gandhi-Bot
    Sixpoint Resin
    Sixpoint Bengali Tiger
  22. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Just saw a dales in a "royal" pint (19oz) which looks the size of a 24 oz can of natty ice. Totally badass.
  23. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,374) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    Definitely Heady Topper. I imagine Sculpin will make this list soon.

    I also like Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout.
  24. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    668 Neighbor of the beast is probably the best American made Belgian Golden Ale I've ever had. If you can I'd try to get that and some Gandhi-bot. Actually scratch that anything NEBCO idk the distro but I know I have to trade for it so likely you will too.
  25. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Initiate (177) Nov 23, 2012 Virginia

    Ten Fidy and Heady Topper
  26. mellowmark

    mellowmark Aspirant (263) Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
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    Just go into your local craft beer store and looked for canned beers. Chances are if the store is worth its salt you will find any good canned offerings that are available in your area.
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  27. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Sixpoint Resin and Ten Fidy are the best I've tried. I love Maui Coconut Porter though too
  28. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Devotee (406) Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
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    These two, with most batches of Topper getting an edge in overall virtue.
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  29. Chaney

    Chaney Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

  30. VikingHammer

    VikingHammer Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2007 Massachusetts

  31. Homebrewpat

    Homebrewpat Initiate (163) Nov 12, 2012 New Jersey

    1. Heady
    2. Sculpin (as soon as their released)
    3 Ten Fidy
  32. LieutenantDan

    LieutenantDan Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2012 Texas

    The best canned beer ive had was frankziskaner heff at six flags over texas. Ive never been able to find it since then. First and only heff in a can ive ever had. Anybody know of any other good heffs in a can?
  33. slim2043

    slim2043 Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Best I have had

    NEBCO Gandhi Bot (DIPA)
    CC Jai Alai (IPA)
    OB TenFidy (STOUT) *not up to par w other wc imperial stouts I can get but damn good just the same
  34. RamoneTavares

    RamoneTavares Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Virginia

    I know I'm in the minority but I don't think Surly Abrasive is as good as its reputation. Heady is the best beer experience for hopheads period. Word to your mutha.
  35. 1Nrwyscotch

    1Nrwyscotch Devotee (428) Apr 8, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Surly Furius and Dales Deviant Ale
  36. RamoneTavares

    RamoneTavares Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Virginia

    The bigger minority you belong to is people who like Deviant Dales.
  37. RamoneTavares

    RamoneTavares Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Virginia

    So..........what are you sayin? Heady vs Abrasive? Heady hands down..........
    Not even close........Nobody on this site who has had both would agree with that.
  38. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Yeah, it wasn't even close IMO - Abrasive was that much better!
  39. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, as seen here at Bonnaroo 2012.

  40. chubby2u

    chubby2u Initiate (0) May 2, 2012 New York

    Heady Topper, of course.
    Sixpoint's Resin is super tasty.
    Has anyone had the 3Bean by sixpoint yet? I still have yet to pick myself up some.
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