For years canned beer has come with a stigma – that they all taste metallic and are inferior to bottle brews. This may have been the case back in 1935 when canned beer was first introduced, but now there are a number of canned brews that bolster bold flavors that satisfy beer enthusiast across the country.
So, in celebrate of National Beer Can Appreciation Day (January 24) here is a list of some of the best canned beers on the market.
8-Bit – Tallgrass Brewing Co.
8-Bit Pale Ale seems spectacularly simple at first, yet remarkably fun and complex when you get into it. The Hop-Rocket infuses the character of Austrailian grown Galaxy Hops into an American Pale Ale, giving a unique tropical, almost melon aroma in a classic American style.
Akari Shogun – Half Acre Beer Company
A ridable ale hosting some wheatey nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun, He who harnesses light will usher this summer force into your life.
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout – Anderson Valley Brewing Company
The deep ebony color, voluptuous mahogany head and bold, roasty flavors in our Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout are what serious beer drinkers expect from this style. Aromas of freshly baked bread, espresso, and dried cherries meld seamlessly with rich toffee flavors and a creamy mouth feel to create an unparalleled drinking experience.
Bombshell Blonde – Southern Star Brewing Company
Brewed with American Pale and Vienna malt that combine to give this ale its distinctive smooth, creamy body. Just enough hops are added to this rich, golden colored ale to perfectly balance its bready finish. Fermented at a cool temperature to give a clean finish.
Fat Tire Amber Ale – New Belgium Brewing Co.
This Belgian beer uses a far broader palette of ingredients (fruit, spices, esoteric yeast stains) than German or English styles and won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.
Heady Topper – The Alchemist
Widely considered one of America's best beers, this Vermont-produced double IPA is loaded with hops, and promises to "put hair on your chest". It’s unfiltered and contains 8% ABV, with hints of citrus flavors.
Hell or High Watermelon – 21st Amendment
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is a summer seasonal beer available from April through September. This straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor starts by brewing a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon.
Jai Alai IPA – Cigar City Brewing
The India Pale Ale style of beer has its roots in the ales sent from England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century. Pair Jai Alai India Pale Ale with Beef Empanadas, Deviled Crabs and other spicy dishes.
Mr. Pineapple – SanTan Brewing Company
GABF Silver Medal Winner, Mr. Pineapple was originally conceived for SanTan’s annual Luau Day. Hazy straw gold in color, we add natural pineapple juice (Rainforest Alliance Certified) to a traditional wheat beer creating a refreshing tropical flavor. The pineapple is subtly balanced with a firm malt character and a slight hint of clove.
Purple Haze – Abita Brewing Company
A lager brewed with real raspberries added after filtration, Purple Haze is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. The berries add a fruity aroma, tartly sweet taste and a subtle purple color and haze.
Ten Fidy Imperial Stout- Oskar Blues Brewery
This immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hides a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops.
Whale’s Tale Pale Ale – Cisco Brewers
An amber English-style ale that has a nice balance between hops and malt. It's the most popular of Cisco Brewers beers and the most versatile in terms of pairing with food or people.