Think canned brew belongs on the bottom shelf? Think again. Light is beer’s worst enemy, so craft brewers are fervently embracing aluminum. Here are a few cooler-worthy cans to crack.
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
Award-winning brew with cereal and caramel notes.
Sly Fox Odyssey Imperial Ale
Pours orange and drinks smooth with a bold, bitter finish.
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Lemon and wheat flavors dominate this Windy City sud.
21st Amendment Bitter American
A golden ale with a muted, screwface-free bitterness.
Butternut Snapperhead IPA
Mouthwatering maple middle, a cotton-mouth finish.
Avery Joe’s Pilsner
Big floral notes and has a powdered sugar-y aftertaste.
Blue Mountain Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale
Easy-to-guzzle pale ale with banana and toffee flavors.
Sixpoint Craft Ale The Crisp
German-style Pilsner that pairs well with bratwurst.
Flying Dog Underdog Lager
Creamy, light with notes of honeysuckle and cut grass.
This Southie soldier is crisp as a Boston Harbor breeze.
Butternut Heinnieweisse Weissebier
Hint of honeydew. Skip the orange, it’s citrusy enough.
Evil Twin Hipster Ale
Dough flavored and beautifully bitter. Beard not required.
CISCO BREWERS Sankaty Light Lager
Just enough nuanced hops to out-complex Budweiser.
Sly Fox Helles Golden Lager
Honey and toast notes. Cools faster than a Super Soaker.
Flying Dog Snake India Pale Ale
Toffee, lavender and tangerine flavors, bone-dry finish.
Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Black-as-oil and roasty-as-hell, pair with charred steak.
Wild Onion Paddy Pale Ale
Butter-on-bread taste, tropical fruit finish.
The beer wizards at Sly Fox love drinking from cans and drinking from a glass. To merge the two, they created the 360-Degree top for Golden Helles (can above). Simply pull the tab and, abra-cada-brew, the entire top pops off so your can is a glass.
Your Brain on Beer
A recent study from Indiana University found the brain releases a euphoric signal in anticipation of sipping a beer. Also: The sky is blue.