Saturday, December 9, 2023


Beer drinkers, do you most often drink from a can or bottle?

If you drink beer, do you most often tend to drink it from a can or a bottle? Do you have a preference, or is it just easier to get your favorite beer in one form or the other?

Does beer taste better in a can or from a bottle? Most people assume it tastes better from a bottle, but there’s no evidence to support that. Cans are lined with a material that prevents the aluminum from touching the beer, so if you’re tasting a “metallic” flavor, you’re probably just smelling it.

What’s the best way to drink beer? Out of a glass! You’ll get more flavor from the beer if you drink it from a pint glass. If you’re not drinking out of a pint glass, do you most often drink from a can or a bottle? Please tell us in the poll below.

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 700+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Einar (@guest_110065)
2 years ago

My mother brought me up on a bottle so why change things! 🤣

Gary Byler (@guest_109257)
2 years ago

Always from a glass. My kids were raised with the wise poppa’s advise: If they wanted to be respected and display class always drink their beer from a glass and cut their bologna sandwich’s.

Tom (@guest_109249)
2 years ago

In my younger days I drank mostly from can. They were more prevalent then bottles. Now I enjoy bottle of the two, a glass of beer 🍺 is best at my local microbrewery,

Last edited 2 years ago by Tom
Bobkat (@guest_109235)
2 years ago

I prefer draft, but buy in cans because the tops of the cans makes for another shelf in the refer. Bottles don’t do that.

Paul Cecil (@guest_109158)
2 years ago

The real question is do you buy your beer in cans or glass bottles? In truth I buy most of my beer in glass bottles because that is how my favorite beers are sold. A majority of the time I serve my beer in a glass because that is how I prefer to drink it.

Gene Bjerke (@guest_109155)
2 years ago

I chose bottle before I paid attention to the third option. So I frequently split a bottle with my wife by dividing it into two glasses.

Scooter (@guest_109145)
2 years ago

Is funnel a wrong answer?

Scooter (@guest_109146)
2 years ago
Reply to  Scooter

For the record, college days. Eons ago.

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  Scooter

No, it’s not a wrong answer, Scooter. Sorry we forgot that option in our poll. 😆 —Diane at

2 years ago

I’m finding that more and more craft breweries are using small canning operations to deliver some really great beer in cans. While cans used to be looked down on, these microbreweries and their smaller canning operations is really a bright spot for many. In fact our local brewery is canning “crowlers” which are 32ounce beers to go. Basically they can can beer one at a time so you can walk in and get whatever you want. I was really surprised when I went to Anderson Valley Brewing Company last week and their premium barrel-aged beers were now in cans instead of bottles.

I guess the breweries are developing a CAN-do attitude and I’m all for great beer no matter what the vessel it comes in.

As long as it’s not Coors or Bud but that’s not beer. To me.

Jim (@guest_109150)
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony

When I was on the board of directors of a multi-state craft brewer in the 90s I suggested cans because beer will keep longer and it is cheaper to transport. The founder and CEO of the company correctly pointed out that, at the time, people associated cans with cheaper (not craft) beer. He said eventually a larger, well-known, brewer would begin using cans and then others would follow. That’s what happened. Beers’ worst enemy is light. That’s why Corona tastes skunky. More craft brewers are investing in canning lines. In fact, a new business is mobile canning vehicles for the smaller brewers. Something that was not practicable for bottles because of weight and size.

Regardless, craft beer, like wine, is best served in a glass.

Last edited 2 years ago by Jim
Einar (@guest_110066)
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony

They are cutting cost using cans because of the shipping and price, which I can’t stand! A local micro-brew that made great beer that I bought from went cans, and I didn’t even try it and found another place to go! 🍺

Gary (@guest_109140)
2 years ago

Yes, a can is lined but the outside of the top, the surface your lips touch, is not. That is why you may get an aluminum taste.
Always pour your beer into a glass. The aromas enhance the taste.
Also, beer stays fresher in cans than in bottles.

Thomas D (@guest_109137)
2 years ago

I voted can because it can be recycled for cash whereas bottles end up in the landfill along with all those {bleeped} plastic bottles. Yes I know that stuff CAN be recycled but in reality is not. My cans go to the local Lions club along with the community’s. We have a large chain link enclosure to throw the cans in. A LOT of people contribute.

Engineer (@guest_109134)
2 years ago

Years ago I had a can of San Migal beer in the Philippines that was full of dead bugs. I haven’t had a beer from a can since then…..

GARY (@guest_109133)
2 years ago

A glass, you heathens. 🙂 Seriously, homebrewer here. A glass actually does help the taste of the beer; getting it out of the bottle where you can get the aroma, and it has a chance to bubble.

Impavid (@guest_109128)
2 years ago

If I had my druthers it would be draught beer. Best taste of all with a little added salt.

KellyR (@guest_109157)
2 years ago
Reply to  Impavid

You bet – draught.

Snayte (@guest_109124)
2 years ago

I always pour into a glass. There is so much going on in the aroma of beer that it completely changes the experience

Bob and Charlotte and Champlin (@guest_109117)
2 years ago

I keep two heavy glass beer mugs in the freezer to drink my beer from. Taste better? I don’t know better but it definitely stays colder longer. Love my beer, whatever kind it is, as cold as possible

William Braxton (@guest_109113)
2 years ago

Not a big beer drinker due to excessive carbs but when having pizza or tacos at home or in the TT I drink it from a bottle. I refuse to pay exorbiant prices is restaurants so never drink from a glass.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_109109)
2 years ago

“I like ’em cold and tall”. Here’s the beer lovers song.

John Wilkins (@guest_109103)
2 years ago

I rarely drink beer, but when I do, it’s from the bottle. I reserve cans for my Diet Coke.

Kurt Shoemaker Sr (@guest_109100)
2 years ago

I don’t trust aluminum cans and we can’t have glass bottles at the pool.
I pour mine into a Red Solo Cup !

Dr. Willie Live (@guest_109098)
2 years ago

What if you just drink beer, can, glass, or a bottle. Beer is beer, yea!

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