Post Number: 12531
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 02:16 am: ||
It's not exactly new, but interesting nonetheless: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20110130/D9L2QFUG0.html
Post Number: 2715
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 04:00 am: ||
> ... the only brewery in the East to can all of its beer.
I suppose they could mean that the brewery doesn't sell kegs. But if they mean that the brewery uses cans and not bottles, well, they are several years late to that party. New England Brewing, located near here, has only ever used cans (and kegs). The owners gave me the same reasons stated in the article: much cheaper equipment and supplies, better for the environment, no skunking, etc. The beer can also go to beaches and parks which don't allow glass -- a big selling point in summer.
Post Number: 684
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 11:18 pm: ||
"better for the environment"
Aren't the cans lined with plastic inside so the flavor doesn't get "metallic"? I've had Witkirk on occasion and it is lovely beer but, IIRC they don't line their cans with plastic and the metallic flavor is there....such a shame.
Post Number: 2652
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 11:24 pm: ||
At the risk of having this moved to World Expressions, most things that are marketed as being "better for the environment", like the electric car, are anything but. But it's good for sales.
Post Number: 4098
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2011 - 05:16 pm: ||
Even if you throw out the "better for the environment" the other reasons are still substancial benefits. Seems like the "green" marketing is sometimes just marketing and no green. Other than $ green.
Post Number: 2042
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2011 - 06:36 pm: ||
Beer and soda cans are lined with a water based a water based epoxy that is sprayed into the can during the manufacturing process.
The advantages of the aluminum can are that it's easier to recycle than glass, weighs less, so the same amount of beer in cans cost less to ship than that volume in glass. Glass breaks quite often during shipment, so cans help there, too. Also, no skunking.
Some people are concerned that the epoxy contains BPA, which it indeed does. The health risks from BPA are debatable. Here's what New Belgium Brewing Co has to say:
Post Number: 685
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 08:37 pm: ||
Fair enough Paul I'll let the debate rage on however, my personal preference is glass. The only other liquid I consume that I purchase is half and half for my coffee and that comes in paperboard packaging. I don't drink soda so, no plastic or metal. I'm not trying to avoid plastic or metal as a statement but, I have gotten a "metallic" taste more times than not from tasting beverages in cans.