CAN We Do It?…Yes we CAN…Big Cans!

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!

-Don

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12 Comments on “CAN We Do It?…Yes we CAN…Big Cans!”

  1. September 14, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Look Don – it’s your dream come true!!

    • Don
      September 14, 2010 at 11:32 am #

      YES! Now if only Brewforia will start carrying it!

  2. September 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Wait – is Don’s dream the big can or the little dude?

    • Don
      September 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

      Now Scott, You know I dream of both….Eww!

    • September 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

      Ha ha – great question! He probably has more small Asians in his freezer than Jeffery Dahmer!

      • Brandon
        September 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

        Haha, Good lord Jim! I hear they make great stew.

  3. September 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    LOL!

  4. Brandon
    September 14, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    Haha, who couldn’t use a little man around the house? Yuengling wasn’t impressive when I had it last. I’m going to south Jersey near Pennsauken next month. Anyone have some must try local brews?

    • September 15, 2010 at 8:04 am #

      I’d say try some of the new stuff from NJ Beer Co which is becoming more and more available. I particularly like their Pale Ale and Garden State Stout. I think you’ll find them to be very ‘normal’ beers that stay close to the style guidelines. Not over the top, but very well done indeed,

      Here’s where it can be found so far. Perhaps something near you?
      http://njbeerco.com/distribution.html

      • September 15, 2010 at 10:11 am #

        Hey, Liquor Outlet is on that list. I’ll need to get a bunch of Matt’s stuff and do a big NJ Beer Co post on it. I can’t wait to try it, and now my lazy ass can!

      • Brandon
        September 15, 2010 at 11:11 am #

        Great, thanks guys! I will see what goodness I can partake in.

    • September 15, 2010 at 10:21 am #

      New Jersey “must have” brews? Uh, try some stuff from the Flying Fish Exit Series, those are always interesting. Otherwise, go nuts with PA brews – Victory, Stoudts, Yards, and Weyerbacher.

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