Ska Brewing Co. Modus Hoperandi
American IPA; 6.8%
"A few weeks ago, Jules Bouchard (a coworker) and I were meeting with one of our beer reps, and this green canned beer came up in conversation. Each one of us had a story of nostalgia that we shared about this hoppy, canned goodness. Three ladies sitting around talking about cracking open cans and memories of the past. That's what it's all about."
- J Cann, aka JC, Euclid Hall (Denver, CO)
Saranac Legacy IPA
India pale ale; 6.5%
"I think the bias against canned beers is a very unfounded, uneducated one. The vast majority of people don't realize that it's light (and oxygen) that deteriorate beer, so anyone who turns their nose up at a can in favor of a completely skunked [transparent glass bottle beer] are proving the point. Cans are also way more portable and are optimized especially for summer, which is why I usually show up to the beach or rooftop parties with cans.
I've been a big fan of the Saranac Legacy IPA, which has kind of snuck into the market under the radar. A beautiful citrusy nose, a smooth mouthfeel, and a refreshingly dry finish make this a no-brainer to go with salty beach or party snacks or enjoy alone. It's also very affordably priced." - Zachary Mack, Alphabet City Beer Co. (New York, NY)
Founders Centennial IPA
American IPA; 7.2%
Grand Rapids, MI
"Having found canned success with their super-sessionable and hop-laden All Day IPA, Founders has now released cans of their brash, but balanced Centennial IPA. Packing plenty of grapefruit and other citrus notes, a wallop of bitterness, and a solid malt backbone, Centennial IPA is a favorite among hopheads." - Russ Phillips, Craft Cans (Portland, ME)