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Canned Craft Beers

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It took a while, but canned beer has finally overcome its reputation as a lowbrow lawn-mower accessory. Ubiquitous Narragansett has helped convinceskeptics that craft beers can compete in a world of watery macrobrews. Now expansive canned-beer selections are a bragging point for bars and restaurants.Tasty Burger (1301 Boylston Street, Boston, 617.425.4444) boasts 30-plus canned options, including full lines of Sixpoint and 21 st Amendment brews. Davis Square’s newly opened Southern-comfort spot, M3 (382 Highland Avenue, Somerville, 617.776.8100), has more than 20 canned varieties. (Better to grab a can with greasy fingers than dirty up the glassware, right?) Fenway pub Sweet Caroline’s (1260 Boylston Street, Boston, 617.424.1260) spotlights a different canned craft brew weekly, and sleeker spots like Franklin Café (278Shawmut Avenue, Boston, 617.350.0010) are now rotating them in regularly. Unsure where to start, now that the stigma is gone? Stop by The Lower Depths (476 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 617.266.6662) for a five-can variety bucket for $28. Seems like a can’t-miss proposition.

_ Stuff Boston