It seems the craft beer renaissance has also led to a resurgence of canned beers. In a recent article in Quartz, canned beers consumption has been on an uptick since 2007, reversing a downward trend that began in 1991.
Why exactly? Despite the misconception that canned beer is mediocre, brewers often prefer cans to avoid any damage to beer caused by light. Additionally, most cans today are lined with a water-based polymer, so the beer never actually comes in contact with metal. There also seems to be some greater flexibility when it comes to cost, transport and labeling.
Read more about the phenomenon o’er at Quartz here. How many canned BC craft beers can you name?