Forbes: Bottle or Can? The Great Beer Debate Rages On

From Forbes:

A wise man once said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” If that’s really true, why can’t beer drinkers across the world be just as happy consuming their favorite brand from a can as a bottle?

I was reminded of this great debate during a July 4th barbeque at my house when a perplexed younger neighbor pulled a chilled can of (imported) beer from the cooler and asked the following:

“Do you…um…like…have anything I can pour this in?”

My snarky reply: “Your mouth?”

While it’s always a good idea to pour beer into a glass to get the full experience, for many image-conscious beer drinkers (like my neighbor) drinking from a can is, like, so not cool. Why?

To help me separate the wheat from the hops, I called upon beer expert Matt Simpson. You might remember Mr. Simpson’s commentary on national media outlets when President Obama’s “Beer Gate” was making headlines. So what’s his take on the great beer debate?

“It’s really a no-brainer. Cans rock,” said Simpson who also recognizes the stigma that still surrounds cans. “The general public thinks bottles are great because they are starting to catch up to the merits of craft beer. That’s why they think bottles are the be-all, end-all and a sign of taste and refinement.”

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