Can, bottle or draft beer?

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  1. Matt in Jax profile image61
    Matt in Jaxposted 13 years ago

    What's your favorite way to drink your beer?
    And does your taste in beer brands differ between the ways of delivery?
    I'm definitely a bottle or draft-only man.

    1. Greek One profile image63
      Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      1. Rosie2010 profile image67
        Rosie2010posted 13 years agoin reply to this


    2. roshall profile image77
      roshallposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I prefer my beer in glass,it seems to taste better.I aslo like to have it on ice with a straw too.

    3. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Heineken and Kirin Light. Bottle please.

  2. profile image0
    zampanoposted 13 years ago

    definitely draft.
    I don't know what choice of beers you have.
    In my case I have plenty, god bless the monks who invented such divine beverages.
    Some come bottled and that can't be othewise because they achieve fermentation once bottled. Westmalle and Duvel, for instance. Those are Belgian beers.
    Some others Abbeys, come under bottled form and draft also.
    These are much better in draft than bottled.
    Generally I always prefer draft if given the choice and the brand I'm drinking at the moment is offered those two ways.
    Because the beers we've got over here in europe are very much alive things, people choose places that have greater volume draughts, so it doens't alter mutch if stagnating inside the pipes for some time.

  3. Gordon Hamilton profile image95
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 13 years ago

    At one time, I would have said draught only and no other under any circumstances.

    Unfortunately, I don't get the time to visit pubs much these days, so ideally bottles but even cans have to effectively substitute.

    Beggars can't be choosers...?? wink

  4. Tages profile image60
    Tagesposted 13 years ago

    If it is cheap swill, defiantly can. For high quality ales, you cannot beat a bottle.  I refuse to touch kegs, do to the re-use issue they are not terribly hygienic if you think about it. All of us have been to enough parties to know better.  If possible, get an oak cask...

  5. jeffwilks profile image61
    jeffwilksposted 13 years ago

    I'm with Tages - I really enjoy good ales, and a nice bottle poured into an appropriate glass is ideal. For everyday drinking, draught is good.

  6. Ivorwen profile image63
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    My favorite beers are only available on tap, so we have a reusable jug from the brewery that we purchase it in for home use, but I would prefer bottles.
    I've never yet bought cans of beer.

  7. Jeff Berndt profile image73
    Jeff Berndtposted 13 years ago

    Well, my ultimate favorite beer is free.
    But if I can't get that, I'll brew my own.
    If I'm out of homebrew, I prefer it on tap, if I know the place takes good care of its bar.

  8. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image82
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 13 years ago

    If I drank often in a bar - then I'd want draft.  Truly, I'd prefer bottles here at home, except that I collect and sell scrap metals for extra income, and so I only buy cans.

    Now, take Budweiser for instance - I won't drink Budweiser from a can, for some reason it tastes nasty that way, other beers. . .cans don't seem to affect the taste much, or at all.

  9. RIRed profile image58
    RIRedposted 13 years ago

    Well at a bar, I like draft.  At home, I use my beer steins.  Cookouts, out of a bottle.  That's for drinking.  However, if you are talking about in terms of homebrewing, I prefer conditioning the beer in the bottle.  It's more natural, and well worth the wait.

  10. Wil C profile image60
    Wil Cposted 13 years ago

    I like draft beer, but like someone mentioned it must be from an establishment that keeps the lines clean.  If draft is not available bottled beer poured straight down the middle of the cold mug will allow it gain the flavor it was intended to have.  Drinking from the bottle was never the intended method, only a packaging and distribution solution.

  11. Faeriephenomenon profile image56
    Faeriephenomenonposted 13 years ago

    I prefer cans.

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Just based on your picture I will be happy to treat ! big_smile

  12. charlesspock profile image77
    charlesspockposted 13 years ago

    Drinking a beer is best out of a glass so I will alwaysgo with a draft beer.  Cans lead to less degredation than bottles, which is why dale's pale ale is sooooo damn good. I always wondered why more high end beers don't come in cans

  13. transinata profile image61
    transinataposted 13 years ago

    I prefer can beer...

  14. profile image0
    BRIAN SLATERposted 13 years ago

    i like bottles, something like Becks, 1664, Sol or Peroni smile smile

  15. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 13 years ago

    I don't drink beer much, but when I do, I prefer bottle any lite beer.. Lite Corona with lime, hold the salt please!

  16. jacharless profile image73
    jacharlessposted 13 years ago

    by far, draft.
    Slow pour Bock, Authentic Pilsner, "Boddies" (Boddingtons) and Stout HAVE to be poured draft style (glass opional) big_smile

  17. tonymead60 profile image83
    tonymead60posted 13 years ago

    ONly Landlord Bitter or Theakston beers are worth drinking the rest are poor substitutes for those unfortunates not able to access the real stuff....

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    klarawieckposted 13 years ago

    I prefer draft, but most bars don't wash the glasses correctly. They just soak them in dirty hot water before they serve the next customer, so I usually get the bottle to be safe.

  19. Michael Willis profile image68
    Michael Willisposted 13 years ago

    Always in the bottle. Draft gives me headaches.

  20. Stump Parrish profile image61
    Stump Parrishposted 13 years ago

    Home brew in a chilled mug. I do miss this on occasion. A couple of years back two of my friends and I decided to try our hand at homebrewing. We did turn out a couple of pretty good ales. We even went so far as to design our own label for "Yeasty Boyz  Brewing".

    Other than that I prefer draft. As I like micro brews alot I have been forced to drink mostly from the bottle. Hmmmm, It's starting to sound like I don't have a preference as long as it's cold. Let me pop atop on this can and I'll get back to you.

  21. Robin L Rowe profile image61
    Robin L Roweposted 12 years ago

    Definitely Cans. I like the 'crispiness' of the beer with most brands.
    As a bartender for many years, I stay away from draft unless I know the bar has it's taps cleaned on a regular basis.


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