Craft-beer cans are here to stay. What was once a curious trend—kicked off by Oskar Blues back in 2002—is fast becoming the industry standard. The evolution makes sense: When microbreweries were first gaining their foothold, bottles helped distinguish them from the homogenous mass-market offerings. But the fact is that cans are superior beer vessels for various reasons: They block out light that can spoil beer, they’re easier to transport, and they’re easier to recycle, just to name a few.
Now that the new paradigm has set in, a lot of our favorite breweries are making the move to cans, either teaming up with industry leader Ball or installing their own small-run canning lines. Every day it seems like there are rumors of new beer cans on the way—here are the ones that we suspect will become regular suspects in our coolers this spring and summer.