Craft Cans

Craft is one of the most eye pleasing beer websites out there. The layout and design is really pops and they have chosen (or were chosen) by a growing and fun segment of the craft beer market.

Here is what they say about themselves…” is a site dedicated to news and reviews for the “Canned Beer Revolution”. Here you’ll find a database of all craft beers now available in cans, information about new canned beer releases, as well as unbiased reviews of canned craft beers.”

Craft Cans is one of my weekly beer information stops and I suggest you give it a look too.

Canned Japanese beer


This canned beer isn’t from Oskar Blues or 21st Amendment. It is straight from the Yo-Ho Brewery in Nagano, Japan. Canned beer is sweeping the world and not just the US.

Yo-Ho also makes an IPA, Biere de Garde and a barleywine. Quite unusual for a country that is either light lagered or exotic ingredient heavy.

Burning Can

As if the beer world needed more festivals! Now can beer festivals are sprouting everywhere. But this one sounds really good. Too bad I won’t be in Colorado until the Beer Blogger conference in the fall.


Here is the 411, straight from the brewery website:
Oskar Blues invites you to join the EVOLUTION of craft beer with the initial all Canned Beer Ragbag at its roots, Lyons, CO. Under the backdrop of Rocky Mountain National Park, Burning Can offers up the future prospect of craft beer civilization by pulling all the plugs on beer traditions. Craft Beer from (15ish) Canning Pioneers, Live Music by Nashville’s Bonepony, Can Art, Beer Can Chicken & other beer-infused dishes collide to create an inaugural event sure to shake the status quo the way canned beer was meant to.

This free spirited poke has its soul in the right spot….All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Colorado Brewers Guild & its continued fight to keep Colorado beer culture alive!

Eco-Cycle is in the house to ensure the environmental advantages of the can keep Ma Nature happy as cans take care of keeping the beer fresher, longer than bottles & making it portable to keep up with your next movement, regardless where or what it is.

Walk away from this celebration with a rattled hominid cranium full of how far craft beer in a can has come, a soul full of roots music & full belly of beer can chicken. You also walk with Inaugural BURNING CAN collectors swag knowing the entire shindig helps keep Colorado beer culture kicking. Wait…did I mention the mechanical bull????

Who & What: Lovers of Craft Beer in a Can, Music, Food & Rocky Mountain Revelry

When & Where: Oskar Blues Brewery @ Sandstone Park, Lyons, CO – June 26th, 2010 1pm to 4pm

Why: To Celebrate Craft Beer in a Can & benefit The Colorado Brewers Guild

Beer menu for Search Party Canned beer tasting

So here is the menu….

We start with 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat. A nice wheat beer with the refreshing taste of watermelon. When I tell people about this beer, they usually wince and say it must be bad. Then I pour it and opinions change.

Second is Caldera Pale Ale. A classic hoppy pale ale from Ashland. It is an excellent beer to push people to try who are stuck in lager land.

Third will be Moose Drool from Big Sky. An excellent amber/brown ale. Easy to drink with a lot of flavor.

Lastly, Siamese Twin from Uncommon Brewers. A strong yet spicy Belgian ale. Very complex.

Canned Beer tasting event

The fall edition of the Beer Search Party tasting event is now on the calendar!!
Sunday, September 20th at 3pm. I will be pouring 4-5 canned beers from brewers like Big Sky, Caldera, Maui and others. Only 10 slots available (Oops only 7 spots, I just checked the e-vite). Come discover some new beers or old favorites. And see what this can ruckus is all about.

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