Beer vs Beer

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Tasting the same beer from a can and a bottle. AKA cans versus bottles. The homework this week is to taste the difference between the same beer in a can and a bottle. We picked Bud, Foster’s and Heineken. Your choice of beer is up to you.

links called out during the show
Three Sheets to the Wind is a beer book by Peter Brown.

Take Back the Can where all our research about cans came from.

Strange Brew is a fictious biography of the McKenzie brothers. They grow mice in bottles to get free beer, eh!

While it sounded like I slurred through it the URL was the cause: Say it outloud.

What climbs into Heineken and dies is one of these.

4th Annual Bay Area Firkin Gravity Festival is April 7th 2007. Starts at 11AM. Get there early because its all gone by 5PM.

The party I went to was held at Trumer. It was the Celebrator magazines 19th!

7 Replies to “Beer vs Beer”

  • rob blatt says:

    Please don’t print white shirts. Whatever you do, don’t print white shirts.

    It’s good to know that even you guys don’t always drink beer the “right” way (proper glasses etc.).

    Keep it up!

  • Clayton says:

    Great show. Thanks for the shout out. I’m assuming I’m the only listener in Idaho. I had my first Modelo the other day at a local Mexican Restaurant. It was in a bottle and I liked it a lot. And upon your recommendation I may try a Heineken in a can.

    So…I’m curious on your opinion of New Castle Brown Ale. It is one of my favorite beers but it comes in a clear bottle. I haven’t noticed any skunky smell or taste.

  • Damo says:

    G’day from the land of flowing nectar of the Gods and other extraineous marsupial things. As a Pixel Corps member and beer lover I’m enjoying your forray into the sometimes murky world of expectation, confusion and ignorance that beer encapsulates.

    I’ve been in this murky world for about the last twenty years as a barman and later a G.M. of a medium size Hotel/Motel/Function Center.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that that ALL beer is good depending on how pissed you are at the time ( “pissed” being the Australian term for drunk as opposed to the U.S. term for angry… for example… “Mate, I’m so pissed that I couldn’t run outta site on a very dark night.” see for more Aussie (pronounced “Ozzy” ) slang.

    My prefered beer is Coopers Pale Ale Brewed in the bottle. Sensational taste. May be an aquired taste for young players.

    Anyway, thanks for the effort.

    Sip on…


  • Damo says:

    check this out for how I brew my own.
    Mine is the Australian Pale Ale.

  • Damo says:

    By the way.. no-one actually drinks Fosters. It’s mainly used for cleaning barbies ( ) or polishing cutlery.

    I think that is may just be someones idea of a joke on the rest of the world.

    Could be mistakin but I reckon I’m not.

    Sip on,


  • kristian says:

    just to ping back on you talking about re-using, not recycling, bottles in some countries. Back in the late 90′ I used to work in this one supermarket in Finland and would frequently have to handle bottles people returned to the store. Many of the bottles have dates on them so you can tell how old they’d be. Most of them would be average of about 5-6 years old. But one time I saw one from 1972, making it over 26 years old at the time. According to Finnish wikipedia entry on recycling, bottles you return the store are re-used about 30 times before crushed and cast again into a new bottle. (in Finnish: That hippie bottle from 70’s must have gone through at least 200 times.

    Anyhow, thanks for a great podcast guys! I’ve still got way to go to reach the current episodes, but it’s been a fun journey so far.


  • codewritinfool says:

    Cool show, John. I’m looking forward to checking out the other episodes!


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