Beer in cans: It’s not just for Bud anymore
You could almost see the woman wince. The smiling, pink-faced man at the beer store had just recommended a craft beer sold in a can. “I’m going to a dinner party,” she said. Couldn’t he suggest something bottled?
I restrained myself from interrupting, but here’s what I wanted to say: You’re going to have to get used to this. In fact, we all are. Almost conspiratorially, craft breweries nationwide — from such giants as Sierra Nevada Brewing to upstarts like the District’s own DC Brau — have been embracing aluminum. Some of them, such as Florida-based Cigar City Brewing, are among the most highly regarded breweries in the country. In certain circles, 2011 might be remembered as the Year of the Can.