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07-14-2012 , 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by LocutusOfOrc
I'm a huge snob when it comes to beer, I'll be the first to admit it.
Offered to buy a girl a drink at a bar in LA once and she asked for Bud Light Lime, I told her to pick again.
Name 10 great beers that are sold in cans and I might rethink my statement, but generally for beer its keg>bottle>can

How about Sierra Nevada or anything by Oskar Blues? Fat tire and some other New Belgium beers, Bikini Blonde or Coconut Porter by Maui...

Good beer can come in cans you know.
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07-14-2012 , 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by BTirish
Dogfish Head's IPA's (and IPA spinoffs) are really their strong suit. The 90 minute / Imperial, the Indian Brown Ale, and their Burton Baton are all exceptional. The 60 minute is also very good.

For non-IPA beers, their fall Punkin Ale is one of the better pumpkin ales (my favorite is Schlafly though). The Palo Santo Marron is also wonderful. I haven't tried the Worldwide Stout--it's quite expensive--but it's supposed to be phenomenal.

I agree that things like their Chicory Stout and Raison D'Ętre are very disappointing. But then I don't really care for most beers with those kinds of added flavors. I do like pumpkin ales, the occasional coffee porter/stout, and Abita has a pecan ale that I really like, but most of Dogfish Head's weird brews just don't do it for me.
God I had a vintage 09 World Wide Stout by dogfish head last week. It was probably the best drink I have tasted in my entire life. 25 bucks a bottle in a restaurant, had two of them worth every penny.

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07-14-2012 , 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by LocutusOfOrc
I'm a huge snob when it comes to beer, I'll be the first to admit it.
Offered to buy a girl a drink at a bar in LA once and she asked for Bud Light Lime, I told her to pick again.
Name 10 great beers that are sold in cans and I might rethink my statement, but generally for beer its keg>bottle>can
Also (besides SN) Dale's, several others I'm too drunk to remember atm. Cans are the new way to go...
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07-14-2012 , 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by LocutusOfOrc
I'm a huge snob when it comes to beer, I'll be the first to admit it.
Offered to buy a girl a drink at a bar in LA once and she asked for Bud Light Lime, I told her to pick again.
Name 10 great beers that are sold in cans and I might rethink my statement, but generally for beer its keg>bottle>can
Here's a list of 250:
http://www.craftcans.com/scales.php?scale=cans
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07-14-2012 , 05:46 PM
Is EVERYONE itt from Rehoboth? Because ****, I can't find all these Dogfish Head novelties unless I visit the brewpub.
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07-14-2012 , 05:50 PM
i have 3 craft brew stores i go to that carry just about anything i want but i never see dogfish head stuff

Last edited by CheckRaise; 07-14-2012 at 05:52 PM. Reason: o looks like they don't even distribute to MN, makes sense
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07-14-2012 , 05:50 PM
Hmmm....Surly bikes, Surly beer, both from MN. Coincidence? I think not...
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07-14-2012 , 06:05 PM
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07-14-2012 , 06:09 PM





and my GOAT:
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07-14-2012 , 06:54 PM


Best beer I've ever had, hands down.
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07-14-2012 , 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by smokesx


Best beer I've ever had, hands down.
This is a fantastic IPA, but not my favorite; my two favorite straight-up IPA's are both from Great Divide, their Rumble and their Hercules.
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07-14-2012 , 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by LocutusOfOrc
I'm a huge snob when it comes to beer, I'll be the first to admit it.
Offered to buy a girl a drink at a bar in LA once and she asked for Bud Light Lime, I told her to pick again.
Name 10 great beers that are sold in cans and I might rethink my statement, but generally for beer its keg>bottle>can
Surly, 21st amendment, and sun king as well as the ones already mentioned. For a beer snob you sure come off uneducated :-/
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07-14-2012 , 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by LocutusOfOrc
I'm a huge snob when it comes to beer, I'll be the first to admit it.
Offered to buy a girl a drink at a bar in LA once and she asked for Bud Light Lime, I told her to pick again.
Name 10 great beers that are sold in cans and I might rethink my statement, but generally for beer its keg>bottle>can
There's been a big move over the last year towards an increased popularity in cans by craft brewers. I can already name more than 10 great beers that are sold in cans, but I promise that within a couple of years I'll be able to name plenty more.
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07-14-2012 , 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Wraths Unanimous
Surly, 21st amendment, and sun king as well as the ones already mentioned. For a beer snob you sure come off uneducated :-/
I'm not an expert on American craft beer by any means, but I was born and raised in Munich, Germany. Lived about 5 mins away from where they hold Oktoberfest for most of my life.
Beer is a big part of our culture and heritage over there.

We usually don't have the same variety of different beers over there (partly because our laws concerning beer production are very traditional http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot), but when it comes to quality some off the places that have been brewing beer for 700+ years got it down pretty solid.

If I had the option I'd consume all my beer like this
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07-14-2012 , 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by LocutusOfOrc
I'm a huge snob when it comes to beer, I'll be the first to admit it.
Offered to buy a girl a drink at a bar in LA once and she asked for Bud Light Lime, I told her to pick again.
Name 10 great beers that are sold in cans and I might rethink my statement, but generally for beer its keg>bottle>can

for as much of a snob as you're claiming, you really don't know **** about beer. ALong with the stuff already mentioned like oskar blues, 21st amendment, and surly you can tack on half-acre and ska brewing along with avery as well.

Since you willingly say that you don't know much about american craft beer, maybe you shouldn't make such a dumbass comment as saying canned beer is for rednecks and homeless people. Also, good job making fun of a girl at a bar
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07-14-2012 , 09:30 PM
I wasn't making fun of the girl, I merely told her that I will not buy Bud Light Lime out of conviction, not for myself, not for anyone else. She laughed and picked something else, no harm done.

The fact that I don't know all American craft beers out there definitely doesn't mean I don't know anything about beer. I know and like some of the local small brewery/craft beers around the areas of the US that I live/lived (Boston/LA). How many local German beers have you tried?
You gonna tell an Italian they don't know anything about pasta because they don't know which American brand of sauce in a jar tastes best?

Food and drink is about culture just as much as it is about taste. You don't cut up Spaghetti with a knife, you don't drink wine out of a plastic cup and you don't drink beer out of a can.

I didn't really mean to offend anybody with my comment, but where I come from beer in cans is only available for the cheapest/worst variety and is considered somewhat trashy
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07-14-2012 , 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by LocutusOfOrc
How many local German beers have you tried?
Plenty. I lived in Germany for a short while, and it didn't impact my ability to recognize good beer no matter how its packaged.

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Originally Posted by LocutusOfOrc
I didn't really mean to offend anybody with my comment, but where I come from beer in cans is only available for the cheapest/worst variety and is considered somewhat trashy
On the other hand, canning is a pretty new phenomenon in craft beer, so if you haven't lived in the US recently its understandable you'd have no idea how much great beer comes in cans these days.
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07-14-2012 , 10:13 PM
Still live in the US actually, still wouldn't buy beer in cans as long as there's other equally delicious options in bottles.
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07-14-2012 , 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by smokesx


Best beer I've ever had, hands down.
I just had this on tap a couple nights ago and it was pretty awesome. I don't know that I like it that much better than Hercules for my money, but I'm definitely glad I got to try it on tap at least once.
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07-14-2012 , 10:30 PM
Isn't a keg just a really big can?
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07-14-2012 , 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoagie
Isn't a keg just a really big can?
You just rocked my world
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07-14-2012 , 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoagie
Isn't a keg just a really big can?
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07-15-2012 , 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by LocutusOfOrc
Still live in the US actually, still wouldn't buy beer in cans as long as there's other equally delicious options in bottles.
I generally pick the can version of a given beer over the bottle, if given the choice. Some Sierra Nevada products are available in both cans and bottles where I buy my beer, and I opt for the cans if they're the same price. I always pour my beers into a glass, so I will qualify that if the options are drink out of a bottle vs. drink out of a can, I'd take the bottle.

The only reason canning isn't the more common packaging is that canning is more expensive.

This is helpful and funny:
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/ar...d-beer/252970/

Reasons I prefer cans, all things being equal:
-absolutely no worry about light degrading the beer
-I find it slightly easier to control the pour for the right amount of head (with a bottle, if you realize very close to the end of the pour that you need to agitate to get a little more head to form, it's easy to overdo it; this is really easy to control with a can)
-I can fit more cans in the fridge at once (sometimes I only have space for one six of bottles, but I can fit two sixes of cans)

Last edited by BTirish; 07-15-2012 at 12:31 AM.
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07-15-2012 , 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Hoagie
Isn't a keg just a really big can?
He will probably reply (given the picture he posted above) that he would prefer a cask over a keg.
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07-15-2012 , 12:32 AM
Haven't read all pages but one of my all time favorites is Steelhead extra pale ale, not to be confused with their double pale ale.
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