Good beer in cans - Where and what?

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Good beer in cans - Where and what?

Post by donnchadhc » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:02 pm

I've got an event coming up that really requires me to bring cans. So I was wondering if anybody would know of places to get craft-in-a-can and what craft I could get in a can? I've looked at drinkstore online and they have a few Fullers on there, the likes of ESB, but I was hoping for some hopper beers such as Punk IPA and the like.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Post by TheBeerNut » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:06 pm

Other than the aforementioned English ales and Budvar, I don't think there's much to be had. Punk isn't sold here in cans.
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Post by donnchadhc » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:39 pm

Pity, but I'm sure I can make do with Fullers!

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Post by nigel_c » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:14 pm

I got a few cans of punk IPA in the UK last week and an planning a taste test. Bottle V Can.

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Post by Diablo » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:53 pm

donnchadhc wrote:Pity, but I'm sure I can make do with Fullers!

They also have Ruddles County which is slightly hoppier than London Pride.

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Post by KeeganAles » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:17 pm

You'll have to drive to Sainsbury's up north for Punk cans. Warka is actually not a bad Vienna(ish) lager.

Is that perhaps a Beoir-sponsored event you're planning, nigel_c?

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Post by Tube » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:29 pm

4 cans of LP works out less than €7... 4 cans of Punk works out at €6. And clubcard points too!

I feel a trip to NI coming on.

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Post by Spud 395 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:15 pm

No chance of bottling some of your own in pet bottles?

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Post by alkos » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:44 pm

Warka is actually not a bad Vienna(ish) lager.
You reckon? Last time I've tried it was a general, if not slightly sweeter, Polish macro lager.

(it used to be my favorite stuff to get drunk with in college before I've discovered beer :-P)

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Post by irish_goat » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:30 pm

Drinkstore do a few kinds of nice cans as far as I remember.

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Post by Diablo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:15 am

Tube wrote:4 cans of LP works out less than €7... 4 cans of Punk works out at €6. And clubcard points too!

I feel a trip to NI coming on.
4 cans of LP is €8 in drinkstore so you'd need to be buying a lot of it to break even on a trip...depending on your own location of course. From Dublin I couldn't justify a beer trip but will usually stock up if north of the border for some other reason.

Round trip of 150 miles at 35 mpg = €32 in fuel alone.

There's bigger savings on other beers but when it comes to beer you need to buy an awful lot to justify the trip. The savings on spirits are probably bigger. Wine seems to be as cheap here.

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Post by Tube » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:39 am

Diablo wrote:
Tube wrote:4 cans of LP works out less than €7... 4 cans of Punk works out at €6. And clubcard points too!

I feel a trip to NI coming on.
4 cans of LP is €8 in drinkstore so you'd need to be buying a lot of it to break even on a trip...depending on your own location of course. From Dublin I couldn't justify a beer trip but will usually stock up if north of the border for some other reason.

Round trip of 150 miles at 35 mpg = €32 in fuel alone.

There's bigger savings on other beers but when it comes to beer you need to buy an awful lot to justify the trip. The savings on spirits are probably bigger. Wine seems to be as cheap here.
I know what you're saying, although with the drinkstore I'd have to factor in delivery too, as parking up around there can be nuts (although since the recession started it might have eased).

I wouldn't go to NI without stocking up on stuff that's a lot cheaper up there. E.g. I usually come home with a year's supply of razor blades and other toiletries.

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Post by donnchadhc » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:35 pm

Yeah, what is the story with the price of Razor Blades!!

Thanks all for the info, I may be in Dublin Friday do I could stock up there. What's Ruddles like?

Spud, I'm nearly out of my own, haven't had much brewing time recently :-(

Edit: I'd just like to add that I'm not a fan of London Pride. I love ESB but LP has a touch of a bitterness that I don't like. I think it may be some astringency or something, but I could be talking through my ass there!

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Re: Good beer in cans - Where and what?

Post by JamesM » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:16 pm

donnchadhc wrote:Yeah, what is the story with the price of Razor Blades!!
Aw lads.... dont get me started!
They've even made them harder to acciddently steal.
So...
I've switched to tesco own brand... its about 2 quid for 8 or 12. Gliette equivalant is around a tenner.
They do exactly the same job! Except they dont have a vibrating version.

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Re: Good beer in cans - Where and what?

Post by Diablo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:52 pm

donnchadhc wrote:What's Ruddles like?
Hoppy (English hops) bitter. I like it but if you don't like LP there's a risk you may not like it. Have you tried LP in cans? I actually think it has more flavour than the bottle but haven't blind tested it.

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