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First, I love this question because it is actually interesting. I researched this when I noticed that bottled coke tasted so much better than canned coke. Cans keep out all light so the contents actually never become tainted. The reason that most like bottled over canned is because they like the taste with those impurities. Some complain that they can ...


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As a member of a Studentenverbindung, having one principle of scientia, we of course tested this a long time ago with around a dozen or maybe a bit more testers. We poured beer from the same manufacturer (fresh batch) into glasses and had people taste them, and for every glass (everyone had multiple ones) they had to say if they think it was from a bottle, ...


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I heard a quote from the revered Charlie Bamforth, who basically said that packaging beers in cans was a far better way to preserve the beer from brewery to customer than packaging in bottles, but bottles are still more aesthetically pleasing to the customer, so they are usually preferred. And that's from a man that has been head of Quality Assurance for a ...


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Breweriana has a database of collectable beer paraphernalia with prices. Tick the "include All (In-Stock & Sold)" button for their complete range. They're trying to sell to you, of course, so their prices are probably a bit higher than you'd getting selling the same thing, but it's useful if you have an item you want to get valued. Ebay, on the other ...


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Glass vs bottle or can will be a pretty noticeable difference with most styles of beer simply due to the size of the opening. When you pour from the storage vessel to the glass you disturb the beer a lot which drives CO2 gas out, and that takes a lot of aromatics with it so the aroma you get from the beer in a glass is WAY stronger and more complex than ...


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I actually do not think that the can itself changes the taste of the beer as much as the beer placed in the can may be a little different. I think that the real difference is going to be between keg beer and can/bottle beer. Canned/bottled beer has a longer shelf life than keg beer. Canned/bottled beer has a shelf life of roughly 45-60 days, whereas a keg ...


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I don't know how/if the actual storage in cans vs bottles affects the taste, however you should expect that they are not filled with the same beer. Many companies will have different production logistics, and the can will often come from a different site than a bottle of the same brand, and will have slightly different water and production process, so the ...


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It's called a floating widget and is used (together with nitrogen instead of carbondioxide) to give the beer it's typical, creamy head when poured from the can. The method was invented by the Guinness Brewery in the 1960ies. Cite from Wikipedia: Some canned beers are pressurized by adding liquid nitrogen, which vaporises and expands in volume after the ...


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No for the cans; maybe for the contents. While it's hard to predict the future, we can infer from the past. As it stands, beer cans as old as 40 years are pretty much worthless (with a few exceptions). This is because right around the mid 70s, beer can collection as an activity exploded. Beer cans before that point became valuable, but beer cans from ...


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If you are drinking beer directly from the can or bottle, then one measurable difference is the speed at which it warms up while you are drinking it. As glass is an insulator and aluminium is a conductor, you'd expect the can to be more efficient at transferring heat from your hand and the environment into the beer. So a glass bottle should keep the within ...


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You are in luck! There is a retro can operation called the Chuchkey Beer Co. that is canning beer in the old style flat top cans that you need a churchkey to open (I think they supply one with the case). Looks like it's only available on the West Coast. Enjoy it if you can find it! Chuchkey Beer Co.


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Call them and find out cause in NYC you can get it at a couple of international beer carriers (SEARCH ON YELP). Or try PRESIDENTE Beer from their DR neighbours at any Publix Supermarket/Wine & Spirits. Phone Number to Medalla Company


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Not likely, unless there are some rare beers in there that benefit from aging and are kept in the right conditions. Most beers will oxidize over time, even with a sealed cork or cap a minute amount of oxygen can permeate the seal, over the course of 20 years this could damage the beer. Some companies may wax dip their beers as well, in many cases wax ...


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if it is local brew may I suggest sending a message to the brewer and asked about it. for any more advice, I do think it is still good but if you want to be safe just message them for why this 1 can feels so light. edit after the comment of Eric Shain "Even if it is safe, if it is underfilled it should be replaced. – Eric Shain"


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