Great Cans of Beer for Barbecuing

Barbecue season isn't complete without a few frosty brews


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Hell or High Watermelon-21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, California

In an effort to exercise their 21st amendment rights, Nico Freccia and Shaun O'Sullivan opened 21st Amendment Brewery in 2000. Since then, they've created some really amazing and unique brews that have gained fans across the country.

All of their beers come in cans of all sizes. And while the one we're suggesting doesn't measure up in size to the three previous giant cans of beer, this brew definitely measures up in flavor. A classic American wheat beer, Hell or High Watermelon is brewed with real watermelon -- a fantastic summery fruit. It results in a dry but refreshing brew in a very fun can.

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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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