best canned craft beer?

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  1. AlphaKing414

    AlphaKing414 Initiate (0) May 10, 2011 Wisconsin

    What do u think? Right now im thinking Surly Bender, what do u think?
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  2. silentjay

    silentjay Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2008 Massachusetts

    Heady Topper
  3. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Single beer? HT. Best canning brewery? Oskar Blues.
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  4. drperry11

    drperry11 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 South Carolina

  5. MrHassellYaHurd

    MrHassellYaHurd Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2008 Louisiana

  6. mactrail

    mactrail Poo-Bah (7,761) Mar 24, 2009 Washington
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  7. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,807) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Heady Topper.
    Take the word canned out of your question and you just might get the same answer.
  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Might go to 50 for me.
  9. grachdar

    grachdar Aspirant (220) Jul 9, 2011 California
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    Couldn't agree more on the Heady. But being in Vermont right now, I'm biased.

    Moat brewing is doing some cool stuff with tall boys in NH. And Modus Hoperandi was my first favorite can. But HT is just too good to debate.
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  10. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    Heady for sure tops, but then very close second is Abrasive, then lets be honest modus is a good wide distro beer
  11. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Ten Fidy is the best I've had. I've heard a lot about this Heady Topper. Haven't tried it, but I'm going to assume that it's all just hype. If I don't assume that, I'll just feel sad.
  12. dcook11

    dcook11 Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 California

    Old Chub
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  13. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Haven't tried Heady yet, so my answer is Abrasive.
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  14. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    Elevated IPA, from La Cumbre.
  15. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,456) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    probably heady topper. NEBCO 668 is great. obviously surly makes some great ones. (shrug) so many great canned beers nowadays.
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  16. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    Yeah, HT is really sooo good. I gotta say though, I'm not willing to solidify a favorite simply because so many breweries are starting to can that I can't definitively say what will be my favorite.

    If the question was which brewery is the best canned brewery, OB would win it for me. Surly might win if I were in the distro, but alas this is not my life.
  17. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    yes and yes.
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  18. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

  19. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (606) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Surprised you didn't mention the great Gandhi-Bot

    After all,it's an ideal aid for self purification and the seeking of truth and love......:wink:

  20. SittingOnAMtnTop

    SittingOnAMtnTop Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2009 North Carolina

    Favorite at the moment: Maui Brewing/Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Palena 'Ole.

    It's the nectar of the gods.
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  21. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

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  22. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Only had a sip/sample of Heady.

    Gandhi Bot is awesome.

    Narragansett Summer Ale is tasty too.
  23. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    The Moat is my local brewpub and I love that they've added the 24oz cans. Unfortunately, the two currently being canned are my least favorite of their regular lineup. Neither of them are bad beers but I much prefer their pilsner and stout.

    Obviously Heady is hard to beat for the title of best canned craft. Oskar Blues gets my vote for best overall canned line-up.
  24. n2185

    n2185 Poo-Bah (1,862) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
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    Abrasive. Heady is a close second, but it's a lot easier to trade for the former than the latter.
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  25. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    Heady god dam Topper. But Gandhi Bot is awesome too.
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  26. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (606) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Heady,Gandhi,Furious are my top 3

  27. creez

    creez Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2012 California

    Big Swell IPA & Torpedo

    wish we had Heady Topper in CA!
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  28. reykjavik

    reykjavik Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Virginia

    My favorite milk stout comes from a can.. Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat

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  29. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I haven't had many but of what I've had I'd say:
    1. Heady
    2. Resin
  30. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Heady Topper. DRINK FROM THE CAN!!!!!! Torpedo in the can is #2. Ive never had Surly though.
  31. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Initiate (148) Jun 5, 2012 California
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    Haven't had many but Gubna from Oskar Blues is pretty good.
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  32. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,333) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    I don't get Surly or the Alchemist anywhere that I can find, but I did enjoy Oskar Blues - Ten Fidy and Old Chub spring to mind.
  33. MikeM40

    MikeM40 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2010 Connecticut

    This !
  34. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,422) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Surly Abrasive
    Dales Pale Ale
    Tallgrass 8-bit
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  35. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Probably Heady, but Abrasive, Torpedo and Gandhi Bot are right there too.
  36. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Industry Beer Trader

    Since Heady, Torpedo, and Ten Fidy have been said x100, I'll throw out Southern Star Buried Hatchet. No hype and no -bals, but it's everything a stout should be.
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  37. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,034) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I honestly have not had a single beer mentioned so far in this thread so I can't compare or comment about any of them, but the best I've had so far is Half Acre's Daisy Cutter.

    Also, Arcadia just released their Sky High Rye in cans, and it's a good one too.
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  38. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,874) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Going along with the Texas breweries...Karback Weise Versa (awesome wit/hefe hybrid), Austin Beer Works Peal Snap and Fire Eagle (both are among my favorites for the styles), Southern Star Pine Belt, Real Ale Firemans 4 and soon to be Full Moon.
  39. Douggo

    Douggo Initiate (96) Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    Heady and Abrasive, in no particular order. Ten Fidy would be in the conversation.
  40. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,794) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Fort George's Oatmeal Pale Ale.
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