Originally Posted by Reach
We use these Thermos insulators and they keep things cold very well. Ours came with an add-on neoprene lid for bottles.
The only downside is that the double-wall insulation
seems to "go" over time and then the thermos starts to sweat a bit, based on our & friends' experiences. We still like them though!
The good news for IPA beer
lovers is that I've discovered to my surprise is that TONS of great beers are now offered in cans in the States these days! This makes it easier for us to store more and I was told that the quality is better as well (plastic lined so no metal & no sunlight).
Just stocked up on Loose Cannon, Sierra Nevada, Sculpin and Hop Nosh IPA cans to get us started for provisioning
I live out here in BeerTopia (Washington) and any town of any size (i.e. small) now has a brewery, some good some yeech. So lots of beer
snobs and I haven't been noticing IPA's in cans. IPA is my fav too - Boundary Bay but they only sell in kegs or growlers in Bellingham. So forget any bottles either. I just go down to the Brown Lantern tavern as it is always on tap.
But I'd try some cans if I could get them.
And I like mine cold too. I have friends who drink them before they get warm but their livers and brains are pretty shot. But their opinions are still strong!