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04-01-2008 08:10 PM
bfdtpkt We have a RULE on board..... NO RULES!

So regarding beverages, we buy bottled beer, canned beer, wine bottles, liquor bottles of all shapes and sizes, and we use plastic cups, styrofoam cups, ceramic coffee mugs, plastic drink mugs, "big Gulps", crystal wine glasses, "pricey" Hi-Ball glasses, Iced tea glasses and anything else anybody wants to use!

And believe it or not, we may have "cracked" one (1) glass while dishwashing.....
never dropped one anywhere on the boat, but if it did, I don't consider it a big deal.........
I want guests to feel at home while on-board and have a good time.....

If a nice wine glass is what they prefer, I've probably got a dozen "crystal" wine-glasses on the rack that would make any home proud.........
and not only wine glasses........
but "RED" wine glasses........
and "WHITE" wine glasses.........

We really enjoy our "HAPPY HOUR"!
04-01-2008 07:55 PM
sailingcal21 Concerning the taste of beer in bottle vs can, let's get real here. It tastes basically the same through either vessel.

Therefore, the taste anomaly is most likely due to the tactile sensation of your lips upon the bottle or the can. I must say, being a mustached soul, that the can certainly has some drawbacks in this regard. I have more than once experienced the plucking of facial growth from an ill placed tab whilst consuming brew from a can and have damned the can as a result. In support of the bottle, my lips are certainly more comfortable against the soft rolling edge of the orifice.

Nonetheless, there is a place for both bottles and cans not based on flavor, but based on situation. Where durability and compactness are required, I opt for the can. In more relaxed situations a bottle has more tactile pleasuring to offer.

In either case where flavor maximization is possible, without regard to limits of space and time, pouring the brew from any vessel into a suitable glass allows the brew to breath and effervese which releases the flavors that neither bottles or cans achieve.
04-01-2008 07:01 PM
buckeyesailor Hellosailer..........you DO know they sell wine in cans now......right?
04-01-2008 06:39 PM
hellosailor Eh, you can homebrew excellent beer inexpensively and then put it up in handy one-liter plastic soda bottles. No "tinned" taste, no glass to break.

If cans were perfect and didn't change the flavor, they'd sell wine in cans too.
04-01-2008 06:36 PM
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This past weekend we had just finished the Mason Island race and had just tied up at the marina. The skipper tossed me a can of beer. I like beer. I like bottled beer. I don't like beer in cans. I asked the skipper why cans. I've known him 20 years and were good friends I know he doesn't like beer in cans. I ask Why cans? His answer was it was just proper to have cans on a boat. My response was BS. It's proper to drink what you like on a boat. The usually stuff came out about glass breaks, Storage etc.

What do you have on your boats? Cans or bottles and why? Given a choice would it be bottles or cans?
Blowboats have a bit different movement but growing up on the GA coast in power boats I can tell you that bottles break teeth and split lips, so in that aspect cans are safer.

On the other hand, my last charter all I carried was Carib in bottles (well and a lot o' rum)
03-17-2008 10:24 PM
erps Too bad they don't make powdered beer. Just add water or sprinkle it directly on your chips.
03-17-2008 09:12 PM
ows1id If you have a way to protect the bottle the bottle is the way to go...unless you like the taste of aluminum
03-17-2008 12:50 PM
captmike84 I saw that amstel light started making their beer in can. This extemely light beer could be a good hot weather beer.
03-17-2008 11:19 AM
merttan I quit drinking But beer tasted better in bottle... There are sleeves for bottles you can buy to keep the beer cold and a little more accident free...
03-15-2008 10:06 PM
LarryandSusanMacDonald Met a couple in the Bahamas on a Morgan Out Island 41 called Watermelon - who brewed their own beer on board. Good stuff,too. Beggars can't be choosers, but chuggers can be boozers. Just a heads up, so if you see them in an anchorage you can anchor near and paddle your dinghy over with chips and dip.
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