The aluminum can has been a staple of the beverage industry for decades, and what used to contain your grandpa's Schlitz is now filled with some of America's finest brews. More breweries around the country are adopting the way of the can for a number of reasons. I could sit here and tell you how cans keep beer fresh and cut shipping costs, but most importantly: cans go places bottles can't. Whether you are at the beach, pool, or golf course, cans are the perfect companion.
There are a few breweries out there that have already been on the band wagon, such as Oskar Blues, Sixpoint, and Surly. Now Sierra Nevada has joined in the craze, offering up their Pale Ale in 12 oz cans and Torpedo in 16 oz pounders. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was one of the first beers that got me into craft beer and while I may not drink as much of it as I used too, having it out of a can has re-sparked my love for the hoppy pale ale from Chico. It will be standing by my side all summer long.