Marketing/PRReceived: McMenamins’ new cans

These arrived this past Friday: The new canned offerings from McMenamins, their Ruby Ale and Hammerhead Ale. There is also a contest for the month of August, “Share photos of you and the shiny new McMenamins cans, tagged #McMenaCANS, for a chance to win prizes and gift cards.” I rather … Continue reading

BreweriesBend beer packaging news

Cans! Two more Bend, Oregon-based breweries are canning their beers now (joining GoodLife, Worthy, 10 Barrel, and Three Creeks): Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing. As long-time readers know I am a fan of the can so I’m happy to see these new offerings. Silver Moon Brewing has released … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #98: Cans or bottles?

Yesterday was the first Friday of the month, meaning time for another round of The Session was in order—collaborative beer blogging, inviting bloggers of all type to participate by sharing their thoughts on a common topic. My post is a day late because I had a book signing event yesterday … Continue reading

BreweriesGoodLife will be canning soon, too

Just the other day I reported on the expansion of Bend’s GoodLife Brewing, and in today’s Bend Bulletin (behind the paywall unfortunately) comes the word that they’ll be canning too: GoodLife Brewing Co. has expanded its production capacity as part of a plan to increase sales of bottled beer in … Continue reading

BloggingWeekend in review: Camping at the coast

This past weekend was a long one spent camping over in Newport on the Oregon Coast with the family—and normally “camping” means canned macro lagers (PBR and Copper Bell Light Beer that I found on sale at Whole Foods) but I also make sure to throw in a few canned … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Redhook Long Hammer IPA, in cans

I received these on Friday: Redhook’s Long Hammer IPA in cans. The accompanying paperwork is amusing; there’s a photo of a crushed Long Hammer can stuck to a… wall of gum I guess. And the release says: Where do you crush Redhook? Redhook’s Long Hammer IPA cans were specially designed … Continue reading

ReviewsKona Longboard Lager, can vs. bottle

When I received the cans of Kona Brewing‘s Longboard Lager near the end of last month, I thought it would make for a more interesting review to taste and compare the bottled version alongside the canned version. I’ve had Longboard before of course, and it’s a solid, drinkable lager (interestingly, … Continue reading

ReviewsBlack Star Beer: Bottle vs. Can

One of the more interesting things to me about the Black Star Beer I received is that it comes in both bottles and cans (and you all know I’ve been following the canned craft beer movement)—and since they sent me both versions, I figured it was a good opportunity to … Continue reading

BloggingHop Press: Canvolution

My Hop Press article for today—“Canvolution“—takes a look at the canned beer segment of craft brewing (something which I have passing familiarity with) to serve as both an introduction and an advocacy piece. Oskar Blues, 21st Amendment, and Canfest all get nods.

ReviewsBlack Noddy Lager

Black Noddy is a Schwarzbier from Buckbean Brewing in Reno, Nevada, one of the four that they sent me. Buckbean, as you’ll recall, is one of the few (but growing number of) craft brewers who can their beers. Black Noddy is 5.2% alcohol by volume and is easy-drinking like a … Continue reading