Can It!

For years, the aluminum can was thought to be the domain of the big, American Light Lager breweries. Not anymore! The craft beer world is taking back the beer can and we’ve got products from five of our suppliers to prove it. Click on any of the brand names to check out the beers yourself at BeerAdvocate.com.

21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, CA)

Hell or High Watermelon Wheat

This, in essence, is summer in a can. Brewed with real watermelon, this American wheat beer has a surprisingly crisp, dry, and refreshing flavor with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor that’s perfect poolside.

Brew Free! Or Die IPA

21st Amendment’s best selling beer starts big but finishes nice and clean and always leaves you wanting more. This aromatic, golden IPA is brewed with six different types of hops balanced by a solid malt backbone.

Bitter American

A tribute to unsung, unwitting heroes everywhere, this American session ale may have the lower alcohol content of a wimpy beer, but it packs the serious hop and malt flavors of a much bigger beer. Oh, and did we mention there’s a monkey in a spacesuit on the can?

Anderson Valley (Boonville, CA)

Summer Solstice

Affectionately known as the “cream soda for adults,” this slightly sweet, malty session beer has a creamy mouth feel and a clean finish with hints of caramel and just a touch of spice. Its unique flavors and superior drinkability make it an ideal way to cool off on a hot, summer day.

Boont Amber

The epitome of balance, this amber is a unique blend of rich, crystal malts and whole-cone hops giving it a slight, caramel sweetness but with herbal, spicy bitterness that gives it a crisp, clean finish. The discerning pallets among you will detect notes of toasted grain, toffee, and fruity esters complimenting the mellow noble hops.

Hop Ottin’ IPA

Like any good IPA, Hop Ottin’ is all about the hops. Brewed with copious amounts, this deep amber-colored beer is a showcase of bright, citrusy aromas, bold grapefruit and pine-like flavors, and, of course, the resiny bitterness you’d expect of a well-hopped IPA.

Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY)

Brooklyn Lager

A true American original that uses the British dry-hopping technique in a traditional Viennese-style beer, this amber-gold lager displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. A wonderfully flavorful beer that’s smooth, refreshing, and will pair well with anything you’ve thrown on the grill.

East India Pale Ale

This deep golden beer is brewed from British malts and traditionally dry-hopped for a bright aroma of hops, lemongrass, pine and citrus fruit. With its robust bitterness, warming malt palate, and clean hoppy finish, it’s everything an IPA should be.

Summer Ale

Brewed in the style of the “Light Dinner Ales” of 19th century London, this light-bodied golden ale is brewed from premium English barley malt and German and American hops. The fresh, bready flavor of the malts blends perfectly with the light, crisp bitterness and citrus aroma of the hops for a beer with quite the sunny disposition.

Finch’s Beer Co. (Chicago, IL)

Golden Wing Blonde Ale

An easy drinking and approachable beer, this deep gold ale has a smooth finish with a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. This brew can be enjoyed any season but since it’s one of the rare blonde ales to come in a can, we highly recommend it for any poolside or beach gatherings.

Cut Throat Pale Ale

From the pop of the top, Cut Throat Pale Ale is refreshing, which, let’s be honest, is what you’re looking for more than anything on a warm summer day. Its citrus hop character balanced with a malty backbone creates a delicious, accessible pale ale that is sure to satisfy with every sip.

Threadless India Pale Ale

This dark amber ale is a balanced experience of both perceived hoppiness and true bitterness. While IPAs may not necessarily remind you of Summer, Threadless has a citrus finish that will make you think of the beach, however briefly.

Secret Stache Stout

Despite what your taste buds may tell you, no actual chocolate is used to brew this robust stout. Heaps of chocolate malt are thrown in to create its chocolate and coffee notes while specialty ingredients including vanilla bean were added to give it added complexity.

Fascist Pig

While you may not ever want to get stuck in a conversation (or worse) with a fascist pig in real life, we highly recommend you give this Fascist Pig a try. A deep red, malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye, it’s brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops.

Uinta Brewing (Salt Lake City, UT)

Hop Notch

The good people at Uinta have yet to meet a pun they didn’t like and we have to say, this one is top notch (see what we did there?). A bold and refreshing IPA that combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile, makes this beer a delicious pun … literally!

Baba Black Lager

When you think of beer in a can, you think of a nice, light, golden brew, don’t you? Well, the pitch black Baba Black Lager will shatter your expectations. Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager has the exceptional drinkability of a much lighter, more traditional canned beer.

Wyld Extra Pale Ale

A lighter bodied pale ale, this extra pale ale is aggressively dry-hopped to showcase fresh hop flavors and aromas. At first taste, you’re greeted with a slight malt flavor and subtle sweetness only to be pounced on by citrus and pine notes. It finishes dry with an infusion of sweet hoppiness.

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