11 Canned Craft Beers Perfect for a Float Trip

May 27, 2014 at 7:00 am
Canned collage. | Richard Haegele
Canned collage. | Richard Haegele

All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Click here to read the rest of the guide or pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you.

Just because local parks don't allow glass bottles doesn't mean Natty Light is the only beer that's float trip appropriate - more and more craft breweries are canning their brews. That means your beer doesn't have to share a flavor profile with the water you're floating in. Here are some of the best local craft beers available in cans.

See also: Six Row Brewing Debuts Cans This Month

click to enlarge 4 Hands' Contact High - Richard Haegele
Richard Haegele
4 Hands' Contact High

4 Hands Brewing Co. "Contact High": This hoppy wheat ale has a crisp taste accentuated with a citrus bite from the orange zest used to brew it. 5 percent ABV.

click to enlarge Schlafly Summer Lager & Session IPA - Richard Haegele
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Schlafly Summer Lager & Session IPA

Schlafly Beer "Summer Lager": This German-style lager has a light appearance but packs a hearty, malty taste. 4.5 percent ABV.

Session IPA: Citrus and pine flavors dominate this IPA. 4.5 percent ABV.