Sorry, Budweiser. Yes, you managed to somehow up the American ante, which I didn’t think was possible after you made cans that literally replaced your brand name with “America” last summer. But you did it. Now they’re camo-colored too. (What happens if you put it down in the grass to throw a Frisbee? You’ll never find it again.) But Bud, you do not have the coolest-looking beer of the summer.
Sorry, Sam Adams. Your new Sam Summer cans are quite colorful and snazzy. They look modern and summery and, why yes, I do want to drink one right now. I will even admit that, after drinking a few of these, I will probably argue with friends over which color tastes the best, even if I know damn well it’s the exact same beer inside. But Sam, you do not have the coolest-looking beer of the summer, either.
That’s because this is the finest-looking, most majestic beer you will lay your eyes on this summer:
The best beer can of summer. Retro-cool New England brewery Narragansett got even retro-cooler when they brought back their 1975 can design. The can that was made iconic by “Jaws,” in which the grizzled Captain Quint literally crushed one:
Just look at that thing. It makes me want to grow a bushy 1970’s mustache, throw on some cutoff jean shorts and mow the lawn. But even if you don’t do that, do yourself a favor: Grab some of these beautiful cans, load them into an icy cooler, and class up your summer.