Ska Brewery is getting crafty with cans.
They are one of a growing number of breweries beginning to can a craft beer, once considered taboo. Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA is now available at Binny’s (email email@example.com for store availability) and is primed to take the beer world by storm with it’s prodigious flavor and unique can. This is one of the only craft beers available in cans in the Chicago area. I talked it over with Ted Sullivan, our corporate beer buyer, who had a six pack of this stuff last night. That it exceeded his expectations might be a vast understatement. “To be honest, I was drinking it to get it out of the way,” Ted admitted. “I ended up drinking two or three in twenty – five minutes, while eating homemade pico de gallo. I ended up drinking all six, and had no hang over at all.”
Canned beer can be like a blind date–one never knows what to expect or what will happen or how it will all turn out. But Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA made a great first impression with hops on the nose. It wasn’t bitter and lacked the trademark pine cone aroma and flavor, which cause some to recoil and others to rejoice.
Drinking beer from a can has some advantages over beer from a bottle. It is cheaper and easier to package canned beer, serving to hold down costs. Canned beer is protected from light, which is destructive to beer, has a longer shelf life, and gets colder faster. This is not some canned sales pitch. If you disagree with us, we want to hear from you. It’s not healthy to keep these kinds of feelings bottled up!