Long derided by brewers and beer connoisseurs, canned beers are back in style—especially among small, independent “craft’ breweries. And for good reason: Unlike glass bottles, cans don’t allow any flavor-zapping light to touch their precious contents. They’re also lighter, sturdier, more portable, and faster cooling than bottles, making them ideal for any outdoor adventure—from tailgate barbeques to backcountry treks.
But what about the “characteristic” metallic taste, you ask? There’s no such thing, says Russ Phillips, co-founder of CraftCans.com. “There’s a stigma against canned beer, but the cans have a water-based polymer lining that eliminates metallic contamination and flavors,” adds Phillips. “They’re basically like mini-kegs.” But don’t just take his word for it—taste for yourself. Here are 11 canned beers that prove that the best brews don’t always come in a bottle. via menshealth.com