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Poll: Beer in a can?!
  • 64.9% - Sure. Why not? 626
  • 35.1% - Ew. No way. 338
964 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

manhandsha


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Guinness, yes.

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Lenkeit


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Hmmmm.... does this mean there's going to be a Beer.Woot in the future?

Things I drink are (in no particular order):
Coconut Milk
Ice Water
Iced Tea
Hot Tea
Coffee
Wine

Nope, I don't drink beer.

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lobo111


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Stored in a can, then poured into a glass!

FrostByte


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Lenkeit wrote:Hmmmm.... does this mean there's going to be a Beer.Woot in the future?



That is my hope every time there is a beer related poll, and it hasn't happened yet.

Some of the craft beers are starting to come out in cans around here to be beach/golf course friendly. I don't have the most discerning of palates, but I'd say they taste just as good as out of a bottle.

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kaolis


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Beer in a can, absolutely.

No light can enter, and light degrades beer.

No oxygen can enter a can while some oxygen can enter a bottle under the crown cap, so it ages better.

And no, beer does not taste tinny from a can.

jtmacc99


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Yes, but really prefer to pour it into a glass than drinking it right from the can.

Same goes for bottled beer, come to think of it, as long as it's good beer I actually want to taste.

daveinwarshington


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Beer is great from a can, just don't drink from the can.
I just had a 7 Seas 'Pale Ale', from a can.

dnlkolender


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Yep, that's actually how I prefer it. Like a nice oil can of Foster's or a tall can of Aass if I'm in Norway. Not sold in US, so go to Norway! Go, NOW! :P

dnlkolender


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kaolis wrote:Beer in a can, absolutely.

No light can enter, and light degrades beer.

No oxygen can enter a can while some oxygen can enter a bottle under the crown cap, so it ages better.

And no, beer does not taste tinny from a can.



Amen.

ardubu


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manhandsha wrote:Guinness, yes.



Damn Right!

If you want, you pay...
But, if you need, you pay more!

timothynohe


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Most beer sux anyway.

corbmonster


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Sure. A lot of the craft brewers here (Texas) have been using only aluminum since it is cheaper and easier to recycle than glass.

Harui


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No beer at all, so it makes no difference to me.

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TysonRoad


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Alchemist beers. Discussion closed.

polarbear22


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TysonRoad wrote:Alchemist beers. Discussion closed.


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matto121


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corbmonster wrote:Sure. A lot of the craft brewers here (Texas) have been using only aluminum since it is cheaper and easier to recycle than glass.



+1



kmagt


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Light weight is cheaper to ship, too.

matto121 wrote:+1



pmarin


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I Answered "no" to this but I think I was wrong. I was thinking of "canned supermarket beers" which I've grown a distaste for (especially after recent revelations that many mass-produced "beers" have Corn Syrup in them.)

I know there ARE good small-producer beers that are now shipping in cans. Some are from my local area of the Pacific NW, and are fine. (yes, put it in a glass first, if possible -- if NOT possible, suck it from the can and know that it is still better than drinking a Curs).

So I'll say "yes" to cans after all.

cheriea99


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Maybe if I'm pool side or tubing down the river where you can't have glass bottles.

nicholseg


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Hey, I like to buy beer in cans cause they are so much easier to recycle. (Cans are curbside here but I have to haul bottles a few blocks to a special dumpster-trailer.) And cans never break. But can or bottle, I pour it into a glass. You can now get some New Belgium varieties in cans.

Aracos


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pmarin wrote:I Answered "no" to this but I think I was wrong. I was thinking of "canned supermarket beers" which I've grown a distaste for (especially after recent revelations that many mass-produced "beers" have Corn Syrup in them.)

I know there ARE good small-producer beers that are now shipping in cans. Some are from my local area of the Pacific NW, and are fine. (yes, put it in a glass first, if possible -- if NOT possible, suck it from the can and know that it is still better than drinking a Curs).

So I'll say "yes" to cans after all.



You are right that a lot of quality beers are now being put in cans, as mentioned above they can be preferable (no light, no oxygen). Also lighter, so I'm sure they are cheaper to ship.

Please don't buy into the crud being shoveled by the so-called food babe though. She is really clueless and is just out to get hits on her site. Any corn syrup added to beer is not the high fructose kind and will almost totally ferment out. The yeast eat the sugars, producing the alcohol, so you aren't drinking corn syrup.

The rebuttal here does a much better job than I can debunking her claims:
http://maureenogle.com/maureen-ogle/2013/08/18/whats-in-your-beer-or-the-dangers-of-dumbassery

I actually read that first when I heard about the controversy on a beer news site because I didn't want her to get any ad hits from me. I homebrew and I have used a couple of her "shocking ingredients" in my brews. Irish moss (carageenen), which is a seawood that helps clump the solids and ends up in the bottom of the brew kettle and not the beer. I also use dextrose (powdered corn sugar) to bottle carbonate and I have a few beers downstairs from classes that used isinglass (fish swim bladder protein), which also doesn't stay in the beer as it settles out in the bottom of the fermenter.

I am not defending the "canned supermarket beers" as you call them even though I live and work just south of Miller. I am not a fan of the majority of those either, but I really don't like people spreading misinformation to inflate ad views and egos. She also thinks microwaves are bad because they make water sad. The big breweries could produce some fantastic beers if they desired. I've brewed with the head of the pilot brewery for Miller and the other samples he brought were fantastic. I've had some other brews out of their various brands that aren't sold that put the beers they do sell to shame.