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Why Can?

Why Can?

Recently, the beer community has begun to see more and more of its beers, including certain top-tier selections, find their way into cans vs. bottles.  Why could this be?  Aren’t cans what you find macro selections like Budweiser, or the storied Natty Daddy in? We’re certainly not the first to mention it, but canning beer definitely has its advantages vs. bottling, which include: They recycle more efficiently. They block sunlight and oxygen better than glass, preserving your beer. They’re … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Facts

Budget/Nonbudget Showdown: Stone IPA vs. Stone Ruination IPA

Budget/Nonbudget Showdown: Stone IPA vs. Stone Ruination IPA

I’m known for my, well, “inexpensive” tastes in beer.  One of the greatest rewards in my craft beer quest is finding those special brews that offer taste competitive with the big and rare beers, for a fraction of the price.  In the interest of furthering this pursuit, an interesting idea popped into my head while browsing the aisles of Total Wine & More Chantilly. As I passed a Stone Brewing Company display, I noticed sixers of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Budget, Imperial IPA, IPA, Stone Brewing Co.

Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (In a Can!)

Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (In a Can!)

While I’ve recently expounded upon how I’m a self-admitted Tröegs fanatic, another one of my favorite, dependable (and inexpensive) breweries is the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.  In my opinion, their Pale Ale is one of the best gateway beers out there for introducing someone to what craft beer has to offer.  It’s both flavorful and inexpensive, which is why this was one of my strategically-chosen choices in a recent post. Some time ago, someone at Sierra Nevada decided that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Budget, IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.