Crack one open, Boozers. You heard us — grab a cold can of beer, hold its icy aluminum goodness against your sun-warmed cheek, and then pop that top. It’s Memorial Day weekend and, frankly, we’re not in the mood for any fancy high-falutin’ cocktails. Sometimes you just want A Cold One.
Canned beer is enjoying quite a renaissance these days. Local breweries across the country are embracing the can, which has finally overcome the stigma of being the vessel of cheap, crappy beer. In fact, cans help protect beer from sunlight while also being airtight, and they’re lightweight enough to throw into a backpack or, dare we say, a cute clutch.
We happen to be pretty partial to a cold DC Brau ourselves and you’ll probably find some rather tasty local canned craft beer in your own stomping grounds by checking the Beer Map at CraftCans.com. Some of the ones we think would be just about right for a backyard barbecue include Hell or High Watermelon, The Crisp, or Summer Honey. Because a hot dog roasted over a charcoal grill deserves A Cold One. And so do you.