Everybody loves a good IPA right? (Well, no, Mel and Jason think they’re too hoppy, but that is because they are dead inside).

But IPAs are the flagship beer of most breweries, and when we heard that Moat Mountain was releasing their Iron Mike IPA in a can, it made us wonder a few things: the first being, “can we have some?”, and the second being, “why cans?”

It turns out that there are many benefits to using cans over bottles. They block light, preventing a chemical process known as the skunk effect. Cans are also more environmentally friendly than glass, as the difference in weight saves gas and the recycling process of tin is more efficient.

Let’s raise a glass in celebration of Moat Mountain’s big step toward world domination!