Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Canned Beer You Can Love

It ain't Milwaukee's best, but you can buy more and more interesting beers in cans these days.

Practically, canned beer works well for summer events like picnics or concerts where you don't want to risk those classy glass bottles.  But it is also a kick to anyone who drank beer when classy glass bottles were just too expensive to even consider.

Ah, the Milwaukee's Best 12 pack.  At an age before I even knew about gift bags and bringing a bottle of wine, I proved myself a good guest by ringing the doorbell with canned beer -- cheap beer, but more than I planned to drink myself.  Now, craft brewers are getting into the act with a variety of beers canned for quality, not quantity.

Personally, my favorite is a Scottish Ale from Oskar Blues.  For an adult review, you really want the Baltimore Beer Guy.  I'll tell you that it's delicious and flavorful, and it's perfect for a barbeque.  I think it's pretty available at liquor stores, certainly available at i.m. Wine in Fulton or Perfect Pour in Elkridge.  Perfect Pour's beer wall has canned beer from Brooklyn Brewery, the Reading Brewing Company, and even a hefeweisen from Butternut Beer.  They even have a $17 four-pack of Oskar Blues' Ten Fidy imperial stout.  That's $4+ for each can of beer.

(Update: Check out the Craft Cans blog mentioned in a comment below.  The Mama's Little Yella Pils is one of the good Oskar Blues brands available around here.)

If you're interested in beer, check out the Baltimore Beer Guy for news from the local craft beer bars or read my post about the Sudsy Triangle of Howard County.


K8teebug said...

I have been obsessed with the Oskar Blues Little Yella Pils for a few weeks now. Love it!

Russ said...

There are so many great beers that come in cans! Personally I love canned craft beer, so much so that I devoted a site purely to that niche in the market. Check it out