The 5 Canned Beers We Love Slideshow
January 24, 2013
Half Acre Daisy Cutter
As our friends at The Drink Nation shared, this is a nice alternative to a super hoppy IPA. This American pale ale "is a great example of what a hoppy beer can be when breweries don't worry about going for a high-octane palate wrecker, and instead concentrate on creating a showcase for hops," wrote Mike Lorenz. You'll get lots of aromatic West Coast hops in this easy-drinking (5.2 percent ABV) brew.
Oskar Blues' Dale's Pale Ale
You can't possibly leave the pioneer of canned beer off the list. Now 10 years old, Dale's Pale Ale is an aggressively hopped beer, which is what makes it so recognizable among a lineup of pale ales. It's often mistaken to be an imperial pale ale, said Oskar Blues' head brewer Dave Kimchurra to The Daily Meal, but the difference is that it's not dry-hopped. "It's a large, formidable beer that outclasses most American pale ales," he said. The Dale's Pale Ale is the best-selling beer at Oskar Blues, at more than 50 percent of the brewery's production. At least we'll never have to go without our favorite Colorado craft beer.
21st Amendment Monk's Blood
The name doesn't quite do this San Francisco craft beer justice. The head brewers of 21st Amendment traveled to Belgium for inspiration for this beer, so it's more of an homage to what monks live off of — their "liquid bread." If you're looking for a bold, wintry brew, this is it: with flavors of cinnamon, vanilla beans, and figs, this 8.3 percent ABV beer is a legend in its own right.
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster
Manhattan, Kan.'s Tallgrass Brewery says the Velvet Rooster is the world's first Belgian Trippel to come in a can. With sweet flavors and aromas, you'd almost think you were drinking a champagne rather than a beer in a can. (But don't worry, at 8.5 percent ABV, you're definitely drinking a beer.)