Cans v Pints

Cans:
Cheaper
More readily available, night and day, from most shops
Wide variety especially of smaller brands
Admits brevity of life with size differences
Some beer doesn’t really fit

Pints:
Get you quite drunk
Nice on a Summer day
Quite obsessed with their own volume
Some pubs are open late

  • Cans
  • Pints

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*bottles

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Both

Pint cans

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Co-op is currently selling 4 pint cans of Carlsberg for £5

No wonder pubs are shutting in droves, is it.

Just glass cans really

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And all the better for it

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I like a can of Lilt, if someone said to me “Want a pint of Lilt, mate?” I’d say “yes please” but at this stage I can’t compare the two

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different vessels for different needs

recently i’ve been looking at a pint of water and thinking “that is too much for me to drink” but then i would happily drink several pints of beer.

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I feel like a pint of Lilt is too much. A pint of anything seems too much if you think about it.

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Depending on how big the pint is

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I’ve had far more disappointing pints than cans. Know what you’re getting with a can, and a bad pint is awful.

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You can’t open up a pint of whoop-ass

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The milkman probably could

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This is one of my main points when I have to talk (boringly) about not drinking vs drinking. If you convert the pure volume that people drink on a night out into a non-alcoholic liquid it’s properly absurd to consider drinking that amount of anything.

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Oh yeah that little foil seal keeps it in doesn’t it.

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Funny how people regularly drink 4 litres or more of beer in a single night

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All the sugar and that as well.

‘Drank 10 pints of squash last night, boys!’

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Yeah coming out of the pub having had 4+ pints is perfectly “fine”, but if someone said they’d had that much Fanta or milk or ginger beer you’d be pretty puzzled imho.

(pints of water are the only way to drink water tho)

It’s why when well-meaning friends include me in a round I always say “honestly, I’m alright ta, it’s just too much liquid!”

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Cans also have a secondary, potential fun-Thursday meaning. Pints can’t claim that now can they? Maybe we need to start giving it a saucy second lease of life