Great Cans of Beer for Barbecuing

Barbecue season isn't complete without a few frosty brews


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Bronx Pale Ale-The Bronx Brewery, The Bronx, New York

Speaking of big cans, The Bronx Brewery only recently started canning their flagship beer in 16-oz cans. The young brewery is one of the first to open in the titular New York City borough and while they're contract brewing outside of the state, they're in the process of constructing a brewery in the South Bronx. Amidst all this, they've released four-packs of their big cans.

The beer itself is a refreshing, solid pale ale. The coppery brew tastes of biscuity and sweet malts and hops that lend citrusy and floral flavors. It isn't as low in alcohol as our previous can but this one averages out around 6.3 percent alcohol by volume. Might be a good idea to rotate in a glass of water once in a while if you're at an all-day brewery with this beer.

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  • All good beers, however, not one Pacific NW beer in the bunch, many of which come in cans. This seems a bit biased not to come all the way out to the West Coast essentially where craft beer started post prohibition.

    Just to name a few that are really great cooking beers as well as sipping with the bbq; Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale, Pike IPA, Pike 5X Stout. Other breweries to take a good look at; Fremont Brewing, Big Time Brewing, Naked City Brewing. Better yet go to the WA Beer Commission site and you can search all of them.

    Jun 05, 2013 at 8:45 PM

  • Snooth User: malcedor
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    Yeah, this list is mediocre at best. If you're going to include an Oskar Blues beer, Old Chub is much better than Mama's Little Yella, especially with food. Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA, one of the best beers in the country, is available in cans now, too; definitely deserves inclusion over the likes of Shiner and Anderson Valley.

    Jun 05, 2013 at 11:43 PM

  • Who says you ought to drink canned beer at a BBQ? Bottles stay cold a lot longer, which encourages slower sipping instead of gulping, and the beer also tastes better.

    Jun 06, 2013 at 6:20 AM

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