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Ballast Point Sculpin IPA in a Can

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA in a can

San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing Co. is now canning its first beer, the popular Sculpin IPA, based on an image it posted on Facebook.

Sculpin has previously been available only in 12 oz. and 22 oz. bottles and on draft. Oskar Blues Brewing Co. started a craft-beer-can revolution when it decided to can all of its beer, proving that “good beer” can come in aluminum cans. And now that consumers are a bit more accustomed to seeing craft beer in cans, more and more brewers are doing the can thing.

Lots of beer nerds still prefer bottles over cans. (I’m one of them.) But cans do have their advantages. They’re smaller and stackable, so they take up less space and can be more portable. They don’t shatter. They’re lighter when they’re empty, making them easier to carry back to beer retailers for recycling. And they block out light, which can age beer quickly and decrease freshness.

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UBN PSA: Recycle Your Damn Empties

Empty Beer Bottles for recycling in a box

This Urban Beer Nerd public service announcement should be a no-brainer: Responsible drinkers always recycle their empty beer bottles and cans.

Beer nerds accumulate lots of empties, and we all need to do our part to make sure they don’t end up in a river or something, even if it’s a pain in the ass sometimes to haul loads of empties back to liquor stores and line them up in boxes based on color or jam them into an automatic bottle-return machine. Just do it.

My asshole neighbor continues to throw bottles and cans away instead of recycling, and it pissed me off to no end when I see a bag filled with empties in our trashcan. Don’t be that guy. If you live in a city or densely populated area in a state that requires bottle deposits and you don’t want to recycle them yourself, leave your bottles and cans on the sidewalk; somebody will take them.

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