America makes some of the world’s finest beers. And now those beers are getting the conveyance they deserve—cans.
Bottles are fragile, heavy (620 grams compared to 366 grams on average for a standard 12-ounce bottle), let in light that can skunk your beer, and are harder to pack in and out on float trips and hikes. Bottles don’t stack in the refrigerator. Plus if you drop a can it doesn’t shatter into a hundred tendon-lacerating shards.
I’m sure the craft brewers have given thought to this idea, but the investment in new equipment and raw materials must be cost prohibitive. Only time will tell.