Beer in a can has a bad rep, no question about that. It’s the image of the non-discriminating beer drinker at a football game with the sixpack, the redneck sitting on the couch in his front yard with a bud-light can, the drunk college guy crushing  a can on his forehead.

However, this image is changing. A can of beer can contain more than the main seasoning for beer can chicken. Craft beers are moving slowly into the metal containers, and that can have some interesting implications. In the article by Dan Gentile (see link below), he makes the point that imported Pilsner Urquell, tastes a lot like the original when consumed from a can. The bottled import is subjected to a lot of light while in transit, which changes the quality of the beer.

Which begs the question –  should all imported beer be drunk from a can?