The Crafted Can – Sly Fox Dunkel Lager

Posted on March 29th, 2011

About the beer: This week’s Beer of the Week/Crafted Can comes out of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Though I’ve never spotted this in the Boston area, Sly Fox seemed to have a good place with the New Jersey market where I found this pack. This lager is an attempt at a popular style in the German/Bavarian market. Dunkel, which is German for “dark,” is a style that’s known for it’s smooth, malty flavor, along with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and/or toasted malts. This lager specifically uses Munich, Pils, and German Roast malts along with several types of Bavarian hops.

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The Crafted Can – Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Ale

Posted on November 9th, 2010

The brewery is Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, California. The brewery is solar powered. The brews are made from all natural ingredients. The canned six pack uses an eco-friendly holder. The brewery itself was first housed in the basement of the The Buckhorn Saloon. The beer is Summer Solstice, and it is quite the surprise.

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The Crafted Can – Sea Hag IPA Review

Posted on September 8th, 2010

If you look at the label of Sea Hag from New England Brewing Co., you might question what on Earth this beer must taste like. With the name Sea Hag, you can’t help but tilt your head and wonder why anyone would name a beer something like that.

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The Crafted Can – Young’s Double Chocolate Stout Review

Posted on August 17th, 2010

For this week’s installment of The Crafted Can, I took on Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, from British brewery Wells and Young. This 5.2% beer isn’t only packaged in a can, as you can also purchase it in bottles. However, you get a special treat when you buy the canned version: a cartridge of nitro called a widget. The 12oz. can is given extra length to house the widget.

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The Crafted Can – Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Review

Posted on July 28th, 2010

When summer comes around, so do the fruit beers. What’s better than a crisp, refreshing fruity beer on a hot summer day? And what fruit just screams out its loyalty to summer more than a watermelon? I’m sure it was this kind of conclusive reasoning that brought 21 Amendment Brewery to create their Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer.

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