Editor's note: The first posts in this thread have been moved from another discussion, hence the slightly strange start to this thread! Re cans of luxury pale ale at £4 - I can't quite understand why anyone would want to can a good beer. Cans are the least satisfactory way of serving beer - except that they are highly portable and can be exported to Antarctica etc. I don't know much about the technology of nitro canning but I can vouch for the fact that London Pride in its canned form is fucking vile. But I was drinking it on a BA flight to Lagos - so no alternative as the lady used to say. Do you think 40 FT brewery have mortgaged their houses to buy a canning machine and are now locked in to this mode of production? Or maybe they have seen how massively popular Wetherspoons Bengal offering in cans was - and want to cash in - but can't afford to put any alcohol in their derivative light ale? I think we should be told.