Fitting beer into an RV refrigerator is always a challenge, especially if you love good craft beer. But now there’s no need to resort to cheap canned beers on RV trips, because liquor stores are lining shelves with a whole new line of great new canned craft beers for RVing.
This ain’t your daddy’s cheap canned beer.
From coast to coast, RVing craft beer lovers are cracking open IPAs and Imperial Stouts wherever they roam. Two beer and RVing experts who do just that are Brian and Maria, full-time RVers and founders of The Roaming Pint, a lifestyle blog dedicated to sharing the founder’s passion for craft beer.
Ways to Enjoy Canned Craft Beers while RVing
In their post “The Canned Beer Experience,” The Roaming Pint beer experts share some examples of the many craft beers RVers can now get in cans:
- Brew Free or Die IPA. 21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, CA)
- Boont Amber Ale. Anderson Valley Brewing Co (Booneville, CA)
- Second Wind Pale Ale. Mother Earth Brewing Co (Kinston, NC)
- Ten FIDY. Oskar Blues (Longmont, CO)
- Wittekerke. Bavik-De Brabandere (Harelbeke, Belgium)
- Caldera IPA. Caldera Brewing Co (Ashland, OR)
- Triangle Belgian Style Strong Golden Ale. Triangle Brewing Co (Durham, NC)
- Heady Topper Imperial IPA. The Alchemist (Waterbury, VT)
There’s no need to fear the beer can any longer. Brian explains that, “The array of styles just goes to show you that cans can accommodate pretty much any style of beer and still do it justice.” And other beer experts agree.
John Burket, a beer distributor in Alaska, told National Public Radio that “The product is every bit as good in a can, possibly even better. Everybody who does try it is shocked — and loves it,” he said.
Or you could sip it in a glass.
Don’t worry about your craft beer tasting like a can: today’s beer cans are lined with BPA, a polymer coating that keeps aluminum from ruining the flavor. BPA was controversial for a while but now most scientists agree it’s not a health concern. And to be completely sure that aluminum doesn’t touch your tasty brew, just pour the beer into a glass, which is the best and only way to taste the full flavor according to beer experts.
If you’re looking for a great canned craft beer for RVing, bookmark CraftCans.com, a website dedicated to the craft beer revolution. Take a look, then forget stocking your fridge with Pabst Blue Ribbon or Budweiser. Now you can enjoy good cold beer and RV trips together, just as they should be.