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Summer Beers with Brains

Cans are superior to bottles in nearly every way. Cans offer zero light contamination, and zero oxygen contamination. This is why beer kegs are giant cans, not giant bottles.

Cans are also significantly lighter in weight than glass, which makes them cheaper, and much more environmentally friendly to ship. You can also take cans into places that don't allow glass, like the ball park or swimming pool.

Oskar Blues has a video explaining their reasoning for using a can: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vwBrJ...

Chow also has an excellent article on canned beers:
http://www.chow.com/stories/11348

Other breweries using cans are St. James Gate (Guinness), Fuller's, and 21st Amendment, and New Belgium Brewing.

Jul 27, 2009
thebigreason in Features

Summer Beers with Brains

But it isn't true that I don't want to drink a thick chewy porter in the heat. I use water for refreshing. I use beer for tasting. I know, I'm probably the only one. I also like sushi for breakfast.

Jul 21, 2009
thebigreason in Features

How to Start Your Own Dive Bar

I like the Sierra Nevada coaster usage in this page design! Don't forget to include a couple of real beers in your dive bars, folks!

Jun 30, 2009
thebigreason in Features

Jack Daniel's is not Bourbon.

Ha! Amen.

Mar 31, 2007
thebigreason in Spirits

Sloshed with the Boss

I've found this conundrum to be a useful way of weeding out potentially bad business relationships. If an employer/potential client frowns upon having a beer with lunch, I use that as a sign that this isn't a person I will enjoy working with.

I'm sure the reverse logic can be applied as well. Reverse people, please don't call me. Cheers!

Dec 08, 2006
thebigreason in Features