Still more evidence that the 24 oz bomber can is going to catch on in the Craft beer community. Yuengling is going to release their lager and their light lager in the new 24 oz sizes. Now, I wish a brewery would release a really big beer in a really big can, and that would get to my point that this is an emerging trend, but I must say things look promising for 24 oz bombers of craft beer.
I’m the first to admit that the previous example of Genesee beer in Bomber cans wasn’t the greatest example of a craft brewery. This too seems a little weak, as it is a light lager from Yuengling, but I think it is a step closer to a legitimate craft brewery going BIG. I know I got a lot of flack last time for suggesting that the world of craft beer jump in with both feet in the bomber can, thinking it was more for the Malt Liquor and Macro brews of the world. That some how a big can brought down the class of the craft beer moniker.
I gotta say, I don’t think it does. I think it is the beginning of a trend where people will be able to enjoy a reasonable sized portion of craft beer in one can. Enough to share and enough to drink in one sitting. I think this is a great idea, and one which is marching forward. Someday my dream of Maharaja in a 24 oz can will be a reality!