The new cans are called “cannons,” and they’re being filled with either Mission’s El Conquistador Pale Ale or the 9.25% Shipwrecked Double IPA (as if almost three beers to your one dinky can wasn’t enough alcohol).
A review of El Conquistador (source): “Initially I thought this was a so-so dipa, it was much better as this warmed, on tap at The Blue Tusk. Sweeter initially before bitterness builds up. Drying finish. Very fresh. Great thick lace, that slid from the generous retained head. A fun drinking experience.”
A review of Shipwrecked Double IPA (source): “Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some dank herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and lots of pine and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a high amount of hop bitterness on the palate that lingers long after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that packs quite a hop punch for such a low ABV beer.”
The only bad news for us is that these dreadnaught-sized cans are only available in Colorado or California at the moment. But if any pirates are willing to smuggle them to the east coast, we might be generous to share some of the plunder with ya.