Can Vs. Bottle?!

What is better?

August 24, 2016
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You might have strong opinions about this, but the website Thrillist.com wanted to figure out once and for all whether beer is better in cans or bottles . . . and they claim CANS are the clear winner.

They didn't just base it on how the beer tastes though.  Here are the three main reasons they went with cans . . .
 

Cans weigh less, so they're more convenient.  A six-pack weighs about five pounds, compared to seven-and-a-half pounds with bottles.  So when you take your recycling out, the bag will weigh two-and-a-half pounds less if you buy cans.
 

Beer doesn't last as long in a bottle.  Brown beer bottles block out 99% of the light they're exposed to.  But if they sit on the shelf for a while, that 1% can mess with the taste a little bit.  And aluminum cans block out 100% of the light rays.
 

Cans are better for the environment.  They're a little easier to recycle.  And since they weigh less, they're cheaper to ship.  So it takes less gas to get them from point A to point B, which means less carbon-dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere.


Apparently some traditional-style beers HAVE to come in bottles though, because they keep fermenting after they're brewed.  So they'd explode if they were in a can.

And obviously some people think bottled beer just tastes better.  But according to the article, cans actually do a better job of preserving the taste.

Let me know what YOU think!