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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9525 on: October 25, 2019, 10:26:38 am »
The Maryland Other Half Depot received a large Equilibrium can drop yesterday...

Maybe my favorite hops/haze brewery.

Picked up some of the Equilibrium MC2.  It's excellent.

Question-How come the offerings these days are mostly 16 ounce cans?  I much prefer twelve ouncers.

Maybe the Alchemist  started the trend with Heady Topper, and everyone else just fell in line? Interesting question.

If drinking alone, I'd rather have the 12 over the 16, but I find splitting a 16 with my wife is the perfect beer amount.


Edit: They had this exact discussion here:

https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/16-oz-vs-12-oz-cans.615824/

Surly did it long before the Alchemist. Which is not to say that people copied Surly and not the Alchemist.

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9526 on: October 25, 2019, 10:33:48 am »
my biggest gripe with the 16 oz format is...it's a pain to get into a pint glass
you either fill it to the top and it over flows, or you have 2-3oz in a can that you have to put in the fridge/counter while it gets stale/flat/warm

Also is that marketing thing where it seems like you are getting the same amount and it's apples to apples a 6pack
so buying 4 at $16 sounds somewhat ok if a 6 packs were in the $14 range

4 x 16 = 64
6 x 12 = 72
So they are charging more for almost on beer less (2/3rds of one can to be exact)

I'm sure there is a space ratio conversion metric for this
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9527 on: October 25, 2019, 10:52:15 am »
my biggest gripe with the 16 oz format is...it's a pain to get into a pint glass
you either fill it to the top and it over flows, or you have 2-3oz in a can that you have to put in the fridge/counter while it gets stale/flat/warm

I mean, fill the glass, 1st sip from the can.

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9528 on: October 25, 2019, 11:16:48 am »
my biggest gripe with the 16 oz format is...it's a pain to get into a pint glass
you either fill it to the top and it over flows, or you have 2-3oz in a can that you have to put in the fridge/counter while it gets stale/flat/warm

I mean, fill the glass, 1st sip from the can.
even for me...that's a big gulp
and I prefer my big gulps from a glass, so I don't spill it all over me
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9529 on: October 25, 2019, 12:51:02 pm »
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9530 on: October 25, 2019, 12:58:53 pm »
my biggest gripe with the 16 oz format is...it's a pain to get into a pint glass
you either fill it to the top and it over flows, or you have 2-3oz in a can that you have to put in the fridge/counter while it gets stale/flat/warm

Also is that marketing thing where it seems like you are getting the same amount and it's apples to apples a 6pack
so buying 4 at $16 sounds somewhat ok if a 6 packs were in the $14 range

4 x 16 = 64
6 x 12 = 72
So they are charging more for almost on beer less (2/3rds of one can to be exact)

I'm sure there is a space ratio conversion metric for this

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9531 on: October 25, 2019, 01:00:25 pm »
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9532 on: October 25, 2019, 03:21:08 pm »
I think the trend was actually started by Old Milwaukee or possibly Busch.

That's what I love about HF cans, all 12 oz except their helles/pils/lighter options.

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9533 on: October 25, 2019, 03:26:09 pm »
excellent image in that BA thread
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9534 on: October 25, 2019, 03:47:52 pm »
I think the trend was actually started by Old Milwaukee or possibly Busch.

That's what I love about HF cans, all 12 oz except their helles/pils/lighter options.

Schlitz was the first one I remember

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9535 on: October 25, 2019, 03:59:46 pm »
I think the trend was actually started by Old Milwaukee or possibly Busch.

That's what I love about HF cans, all 12 oz except their helles/pils/lighter options.

Schlitz was the first one I remember


Schlitz... The first beer I ever tasted probably around four year's old.

My grandpa used to keep a keg in his basement and he'd let me sip the foam!

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9536 on: October 25, 2019, 04:04:26 pm »
I think the trend was actually started by Old Milwaukee or possibly Busch.

That's what I love about HF cans, all 12 oz except their helles/pils/lighter options.

Schlitz was the first one I remember

This timeline makes it look like Schlitz was first, in 1955.

http://craftcans.com/craftcanspics/cantimeline.pdf

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9537 on: October 25, 2019, 04:05:48 pm »
I think the trend was actually started by Old Milwaukee or possibly Busch.

That's what I love about HF cans, all 12 oz except their helles/pils/lighter options.

Schlitz was the first one I remember


Schlitz... The first beer I ever tasted probably around four year's old.

My grandpa used to keep a keg in his basement and he'd let me sip the foam!

Budweiser was my first beer, age 6 or so. My dad had a friend visiting and he let me try it. One sip, I spit it out, and didn't taste beer again for another 10 years.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9538 on: October 30, 2019, 01:43:06 pm »
in case anyone is looking to get their funk on tonight:

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really nice tap list, and SPACE ALERT: half-price bottled sours!
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9539 on: October 30, 2019, 04:13:10 pm »
walrus themed beer...contender for new brew at club??
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