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Crafters' creations help canned beers shed stigma

By Tim Golden

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2014

~~<p>There is something about beer in a can that brings to mind sunny weather and a day at the beach -- good times. For many years most canned beer was the cheap stuff with weak taste. But lucky for us, craft brewers have begun to package their delicious ales and lagers in cans.</p>
<p>Beer in aluminum cans has long had a negative stigma, but cans actually provide excellent packaging. Cans chill faster than bottles, which make them more energy-efficient. Cans are 100 percent recyclable, and what's more, recycling can be done in Hawaii. Glass, on the other hand, must be shipped to the mainland, requiring the use of more fossil fuels. Cans are more efficient to ship in as well because they stack nicely, allowing more product to fit into shipping containers.</p>
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There is something about beer in a can that brings to mind sunny weather and a day at the beach -- good times. For many years most canned beer was the cheap stuff with weak taste. But lucky for us, craft brewers have begun to package their delicious ales and lagers in cans.

Beer in aluminum cans has long had a negative stigma, but cans actually provide excellent packaging. Cans chill faster than bottles, which make them more energy-efficient. Cans are 100 percent recyclable, and what's more, recycling can be done in Hawaii. Glass, on the other hand, must be shipped to the mainland, requiring the use of more fossil fuels. Cans are more efficient to ship in as well because they stack nicely, allowing more product to fit into shipping containers. Login for more...



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