Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Canned Beer You Can Love
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.
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.