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Apr 12, 2007 12:54 PM

This is my summer of canned beer

So, for no particular reason other than it seems like a good idea, I've decided to make this my summer of canned beer (a few years ago it was my summer of fruit-adjunct beer). And, things are looking good. Here's what I've found so far, and will be trying over the next few months. Some are available nationally, some locally. If you have ideas for me to try in my travels, I'm open to suggestion. I'm trying many things from craft brews to name-brand imports, but I plan on avoiding the majors. Also, I'm not a Guiness fan, so thanks but no thanks.

Pilsner Urquell tall can
OK from Poland
Tetley's with a widget
Wexford with a widget
Boddington's with a widget
Wittekirk Belgian (I've found this only in Atlanta so far)
Bavik Belgian (ditto)
Surly (craft brew local only to Minneapolis)
Gluek's (also a craft brew local to the twins)
Sapporo oil can
Foster's oil can
Stite (I don't know if this counts - it's technically a metal bottle)

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  1. Dale's Pale Ale, Gordon (double ipa), and Old chub (scotch ale) by Oscar Blues (CO) are not to be missed if you are a fan of craft/microbrew beer.

    Don't know if they are available in your area, but Sly Fox (PA) makes craft beer in cans as well as New England Brewing Co. in CT.

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    1. re: LStaff

      Second on the Oskar Blues beers.

      1. re: Josh

        Third on Oskar Blues. :)

        Also, Brooklyn Lager is available in cans and is very tasty.

    2. beer singha and beer chang. i know you can find singha at any thai restaraunt but i dont know about chang. maybe at an asian market? singha is better anyways

      1. You forgot Guinness with the widget, another good one.

        I've also seen Young's Double Chocolate Stout in widget cans.

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        1. re: Josh

          the double chocolate in cans is nowhere near as good as the bottled version, just so you know.

        2. LaCrosse Lager is a must for any canned beer extravaganza.

          1. Bitburger Pils (should be available nationally). I get it for $17.99/case
            Slyfox Pikeland Pils
            Slyfox Phoenix Pale Ale
            Slyfox Dunkel Lager
            Greene King / Morland Brewery Abbott Ale ESB