SN Pale Ale Cans: They’re Coming!

Should only be a few weeks until you see these bad boys on the shelf!  Love to see more good beer in cans.  Suppose we’ll every see 60 or 90 minute in cans?  Sam says no, but I’m not so sure.  I’ll bet Sam Adams is next. Thoughts?

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32 Comments on “SN Pale Ale Cans: They’re Coming!”

  1. January 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I just shorted out my keyboard. There’s something about canned beer that makes me thirsty!

    • Don
      January 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

      This will be a staple in my fridge!

  2. January 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    BTW, you can tell the fella in the picture is 50+, as he’s wearing a watch. I didn’t even know they still made those things!

    • Don
      January 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

      I’m not 50, and I wear a watch! You would be amazed how many people ask me what time it is! Watches are cool!

      • Matthew
        January 14, 2012 at 12:20 am #

        I’m not even 30 and I wear a watch! Granted, I check the time on my phone more frequently but my wrist feels weird without a watch on it.

  3. January 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I don’t know. Who cares?

    • Don
      January 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

      Clearly not you.

  4. January 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    So long as Sam controls DFH, I can’t imagine we’ll ever be easily carting Bitche’s Brew or Theobrama to the beach and based on his vision for DFH I can’t disagree with his decision. I’ve slowly come around and now applaud a greater availability of good canned craft beer (even if it will slow my expanding collection of bottle caps – much to the delight of my wife)



    • Don
      January 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

      Somehow I think there is room for Sam’s vision and cans from DFH. Sam wants DFH to compete with wine, and he does so quite nicely. His big beers like Bitches Brew and Theobroma are perfect to serve in 750ml bombers complete with a cork. But their staples could easily go in cans like World Wide Stout and the IPAs.

  5. January 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Two things…

    #1 – More high quality Craft Beer in cans is a good thing. Bravo Sierra Nevada!

    #2 – I wear a watch. Even better… I currently have a 3 watch rotation going. I want more of them. I don’t know why. I just do.

    • Don
      January 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      I tell ya G, watches are cool! They just are. If I wasn’t currently sans Job, I’d have two or three more.

      I love the thought of this in cans for two reasons:
      1) Cans are cool and convenient;
      2) Therse cans are pretty cheap for me, probably under $1.50 each!

      • January 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

        Agreed on all counts! Watches AND Canned Craft Beer are uber-cool!

        • The Wookie
          January 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

          Wrist watches are lame … they get caught in my pelt.

        • Don
          January 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

          So does everything Wookie!

        • The Wookie
          January 14, 2012 at 9:49 am #

          True dat! Frequent grooming does remove the lost Cheetos and small woodland creatures.

  6. Jeff
    January 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Cool…I like SNPA…not a particularly exciting beer…but it’s a quality session brew…and if the cans are cheap…they’ll probably get to chill in my fridge from time to time.

    • Don
      January 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      I agree Jeff SNPA isn’t going to rock anyone’s world, but Torpedo in cans can’t be too far off, and it is a great lawn mower beer.

      • Jeff
        January 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

        Torpedo in cans would definitely excite me…damn good IPA…already reasonably priced too…if cans are cheaper…then HELL YES…12-pack a week all summer long baby.

      • January 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

        They have already announced Torpedo tallboy 16oz cans. Um, yes!

  7. The Wookie
    January 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Can’t see DFH joining the canned beer revolution, the math doesn’t work. If they are getting $8+ for a 22oz bomber they sure aren’t going to get $24+ for a 6-pack of canned anything. (Except if Sam canned his urine … Jim might buy it and build a small DFH shrine to worship it).

    I can totally see Sam Adams Summer in cans soon and I will get excited when SN puts Torpedo in cans. Still with options like Oskar Blues’ Dales Pale Ale and Avery’s White Rascal in cans I can’t see SNPA getting shelf space in my beer fridge any time soon.

    • Don
      January 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

      Well, I don’t get the OB beers…yet. Yes I said Yet! Looks like they are thinking of getting back inot the Idaho Market. YAY! However SN is way more sessionable than Dales. I’ve seen some cans for as much as $5.00, so you buy singles, no big deal.

      • The Wookie
        January 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

        Don’t get OB Beers? …. Move! MOVE NOW! I am sure there is a low cost military surplus nuclear missile silo in some state that gets OB that would make a perfect new “Don Bunker”. SN is more sessionable than the most OB beers but so is Coors Light. SN Torpedo in cans would get me in the happy zone between full flavor and easy drinking.

  8. January 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    This is great news for backpackers. Sierra Nevada in the Sierra Nevada. I like the tautology of it all.

    • Don
      January 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      You’d know Norm! I will be drinking it on my new riding lawn mower this summer. You don’t have to mow pasture grass straight right?

      • January 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

        Or you could just lie in the tall grass and drink beer.

  9. January 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Absolutely not! Straight lines are fascist; wobbly line are much more democratic. In fact, judges (in mowing competitions, not criminal court) award style points for creativity. Just stay off the roads and do not drive your mower into Boise. The constabulary there would, no doubt, take a dim view of mowing under the influence of good beer.

  10. January 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    I rarely drink SN anymore, but now that they are in cans, I’ll probably buy some for camping, for when I get tired of Ska, Avery, and of course Oskar Blues. 😉

    I thought for sure that you guys would’ve done a post on the beer spat between the Denver and Boston mayors; Menino really stepped into it with his crack about Colorado beers!

    • Jeff
      January 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

      Yeah…I’m a born and raised East coast guy…and even I know the Massachusetts brew scene can’t compete with Colorado’s lol.

  11. January 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    I have a pocket watch–what does that say about me? As for SN canning their beers–good on em! As for DFH canning any of theirs, I’d bet on 60″ IPA before anything else in their line–reason, it’d compete w/ Dales. As for CO craft beers, yep their great, no doubt about it, but little VT gives ’em a run for their money.

  12. January 14, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Jim Koch has already said they intend on putting Sam Adams in a can at some point. He’s working with some manufacturers on creating a new lining on the inside of the can as he doesn’t like the after taste some cans make.

    • Don
      January 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

      I can hear the Phone Pranks now. *call to local bottle shop* Hello, do you have Sam Adams in a can? “Ah, yeah.” Well let him out he is suffocating…whacka whacka…

  13. January 19, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    The canning of Pale Ale (and future canning of Torpedo) is one of the things I’m most excited about, beer-wise, for 2012. Sierra Nevada is one of the best craft brewers around and seeing them step aboard the can train is great news for all.

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