Thursday, May 29, 2008

The river runner's obsession? Good canned beer

Not even the news of record CFS spreads as fast among rafters and kayakers as the news that a favorite local microbrewery is coming out with a canned version on its beer. After all, bottles aren't allowed on many rivers (too much broken glass) and cans are lighter and easier to store on multi-day river trips. So it was with much glee that a thread went up on mountainbuzz.com trumpeting the decision by New Belgium Brewery to start offering Fat Tire amber ale in a can.

"Woohoo!! My summer just officially got waaaaay better, no more Tecate with hot sauce on the river for me," one poster raved.

The beer joins these other fine cans: Dale's Pale Ale, Old Chub, and a small selection from local dudes Arctic Brewery.

6 comments:

beer olympian said...

Hamm's Blue Ribbon has been servicing tubers for decades.

Anonymous said...

Yea, that Blue Ribbon would have them running for the "groover" in no time.

Steven Krinkle said...

Three letters: MGD

Rastafarian Rafter said...

You know what else is lighter and easier to store on multi-day river trips? Fine organic mary jane. Safer too. Legalize!

northtexan said...

Wait, enlighten me...Tecate and hot sauce? We are home of the Red Draw, beer of choice and tomato juice.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Ska Brewing Co. out of Durango, ESB in a can.