Friday. No doubt that a few hours from now, a good number of us will be headed to the liquor store, grocery store, or bodega feeling like kids on the last day of school. That being said, there are a lot of factors that determine whether your liquid courage comes in the form of a glass bottle or aluminum cans.
Lately the larger breweries have been testing the market with new “smaller batch” recipes to combat the craft beer movement. However in terms of packaging and design, not much has changed. Sam Adams was completely against the idea of a can, until they developed their own similar to the shape of their signature glass. Now it seems that more experimentation is on it’s way, according to this article on QZ.com. Some changes are cosmetic, others for function, but the perception of canned beer being of lesser quality seems to be evolving as well.
If you decide to pick up a case or two, there are now even better options for transport besides the over-the-shoulder frat boy method.
But you could always skip the bottles and cans altogether and go lone-wolf at the dive around the corner. We’ve all been there, it’s ok.