News Sam Adams: Now (finally) in a can

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Stormfield, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Yep - both sites are equally as useful - they do have different usership. The one thing that's common across the two is that really bad beers will end up at the bottom of the heap on both places.
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  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,258) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

  3. chinabeergeek

    chinabeergeek Meyvn (1,279) Aug 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    you've apparently never read the description printed on a can of heady topper :wink:

    (i'm just joking around, for any onlookers who misunderstood. and for the record, i totally disagree with the reasons stated on the can, re: "hop resins" being the main component of the sediment and the supposed "concentration" or "preservation" of hop aroma by never pouring it out. it's obviously mostly yeast and protein floaties, and they knew it looked unattractive when poured into a glass, but came up with this hackneyed explanation. if the beer smells and tastes great in a glass, as HT certainly does, appearance is of minimal concern to me.)
  4. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    The original claim was:
    AlcahueteJ said:
    There's a very simple response to that when anyone makes this statement. The highest rated beer in the world is from a can.​

    While this website might to be "the world" to some of you, other people feel differently and place Heady Topper lower than the pinnacle, including me. If you would have applied the reading comprehension you were supposed to have mastered in the 2nd grade, you would have noticed that I didn't try refuting the possibility of finding great beer in a can.
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  5. mschofield

    mschofield Meyvn (1,349) Oct 16, 2002 Massachusetts

  6. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Isn't this old news?
  7. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I hope they can Noble Pils!
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  8. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (171) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,258) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Checking the various beer news websites, general media websites and the reactions here and on other beer-related sites, it seems to be "news" for most people. Do you have a link or source of an earlier citation?

    Koch has in the recent past mentioned considering canning, and he usually cited the BPA liner problem (which goes unmentioned here?) as a stumbling block for BBC. Go further back to only 2005, and his Beer Drinkers Bill of Rights included:
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  10. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (171) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    You'll have to excuse me. I was absent the day they taught reading comprehension in the second grade. I accidentally thought the title of this discussion was "Sam Adams: Now (finally) in a can". Apparently, the real title is "Sam Adams: Now (finally) in a can (and Heady Topper isn't very good)." Sorry about that folks. I totally blew that, and I feel really stupid about it. And on top of that, I'm ashamed to say that my palate is US-centric and not nearly as worldly as it should be.
  11. crosamich

    crosamich Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2007 Florida
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    This is a bit of a fluff piece. There is some science referenced but also some "science". But essentially what Koch is saying to all the packaging engineers is that he, as a businessman with no science training, knows more than they do.
  12. CurtisD

    CurtisD Devotee (440) Aug 16, 2012 New Brunswick (Canada)
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    I'm really hoping that if can production is ramped up, that this makes importing to Canada more cost effective (due to ease of shipping lighter and more compact cans) and we then get a wider variety of SA products up here.
  13. imduffman

    imduffman Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Ohio

    i hope they have those nifty color changing labels so i can tell if its at the optimum temperature for my enjoyment.
  14. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,475) Aug 23, 1996 California

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