Which is better: Canned beer or bottled beer?

Welcome to Burning Questions, The Takeout’s video series in which we answer all your culinary quandaries and ponderings.

Beer nerdery is a world unto itself, and within its ranks are those happy to argue endlessly over just about any of the finer points of brewing. One debate rages on: does beer taste better in a can or a bottle?


To find the answer to this question, it’s necessary to look back on nearly a century of brewing techniques, advancements in packaging, shipping logistics, and yes, even marketing, which has shaped a lot of our beer opinions over time. We spoke to the experts (read: brewmasters) to get their take on which beer is best. For the full investigation, click here.

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Im going to do my own research this weekend. One can, one bottle, in alternating succession until I get to the bottom of this. To Science!