Some of you are gonna have strong opinions about this. But the website Thrillist.com wanted to figure out once and for all whether beer is better in cans or bottles . . . and they claim CANS are the clear winner.
They didn’t just base it on how the beer tastes though. Here are the three main reasons they went with cans . . .
1. Cans weigh less, so they’re more convenient. A six-pack weighs about five pounds, compared to seven-and-a-half pounds with bottles. So when you take your recycling out, the bag will weigh two-and-a-half pounds less if you buy cans.
2. Beer doesn’t last as long in a bottle. Brown beer bottles block out 99% of the light they’re exposed to. But if they sit on the shelf for a while, that 1% can mess with the taste a little bit. And aluminum cans block out 100% of the light rays.
3. Cans are better for the environment. They’re a little easier to recycle. And since they weigh less, they’re cheaper to ship. So it takes less gas to get them from point A to point B, which means less carbon-dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere.
Apparently some traditional-style beers HAVE to come in bottles though, because they keep fermenting after they’re brewed. So they’d explode if they were in a can.
And obviously some people think bottled beer just tastes better. But according to the article, cans actually do a better job of preserving the taste.