Tag Archive for: Cans vs Bottles

There’s no sound quite as satisfying as when you crack open a can of ice cold beer. While there are many traditionalists who believe that beer belongs in a bottle, there is a new push to put many kinds of beer in cans. So what’s the difference? In a recent blog post we discussed the benefits of bottling beer.

Why the sudden surge in cans? Below are a few reasons why brewers are looking to cans.

  1. Portability – the ease of taking your beer to public events, pools, music venues where glass is not allowed
  2. Weight – Many folks enjoy taking beer with them into the backcountry and find the ease of packing cans (think of foot stomping crunches) is much easier (and easier on the back) than bottles.
  3. Lower Carbon Footprint – it is reported that cans have a lower carbon footprint than beer containers because they are lighter and more compact in transportation. In addition, cans are more readily recyclable and made from a high percentage of recycled aluminum.

Why do you like cans? Leave a comment below and tell us why.