Latest beer added:
Oklahoma Suks
Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Company
Check out the ONLY canned beer database on the web.
*That includes Washington,DC!


Cheers to 80 Years of Canned Beers
Q & A with Richard Roche of Cast Iron Design in Boulder, Colorado
Designers of Finkel & Garf's Cans
Narragansett Honors Horror Writer with New Lovecraft Honey Ale
Fort George Brewery Releasing Plazm Farmhouse Ale Collaboration
Carton Brewing Releases Regular Coffee Imperial Cream Ale Cans
Maui Brewing Releases Lorenzini Double IPA Brewed with Tangerine and Blood Orange Juice
10 Canned Craft Beers to Look Forward to in 2015!
Modern Times Beer to Release Four Hoppy Seasonal Cans in 2015
Delta To Offer More Craft Cans (and Bottles) on Select Routes
SanTan's Sex Panther is Back!

Mississippi Fire Ant
(Southern Prohibition Brewing)
2020 IPA
(Golden Road Brewing)
People's Pilsner
(People's Brewing Company)
Hot Date Ale
(Piney River Brewing Company)
Roughtail IPA
(Roughtail Brewing Company)
(Oskar Blues Brewery)
Masked Bandit IPA
(Piney River Brewing Company)
River North White
(River North Brewery)
Gerry Dog Stout
(Big Elm Brewing Company)
(Terrapin Beer Company)

Get e-mail alerts from CraftCans.com!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

Hubris Quadrupel Anniversary Ale
(Brewery Vivant)

Our friends at Brewery Vivant continue to crank out Belgian-inspired goodness in cans. The February 2013 release of this monster anniversary ale brings their total count of craft cans to a baker’s dozen. At 11.5% ABV, it currently shares the title of “Biggest Beer in a Craft Can” with 21st Amendment’s Lower De Boom. We’ve been anxiously awaiting this one’s arrival in cans since our visit to the brewery last year, so let’s get at it!  

Here we go...


Pour - deep copper brown.  Very little light gets through. Head dissipated quickly and left some thin, spotty lacing in its wake.

Aroma - green raisins, ripe sweet fruit, brown sugar, apples, a hint of green peppercorns, and bread. Nice!

Taste - rich, sweet ripe fruit start that dries out in the middle and ends with sour notes for a moment before a dry, crisp, and very clean finish. As it warms the breadiness and yeast spice become more pronounced.  A beer this big should take more than a couple minutes to finish (and therefore warm up), but its clean finish makes that a challenge. By the time I reached the bottom of the glass I was actually considering opening another.


Overall - Our review is the combination of two separate tastings – one very fresh and a second with three months of aging.  Based on our tasting notes, when young the grain stands out and the bready qualities play a more prominent role in the flavor and aroma. With some age the fruit comes out and the body thins out. We like it better with some age on it, though young or old its drinkability is dangerous. To my palate, this is one of the more enjoyable quads brewed in the States.

Note - The first canned release of Hubris saw very limited distribution beyond of the brewpub. Look for Hubris to return to cans again on December 3, 2013 with a couple more new ones between now and then.

Monk Scale:
(See All Rated)
Hubris Quadrupel Anniversary Ale
Style: Quadrupel
Brewery: Brewery Vivant
Grand Rapids, Michigan  
United States  
Container: 16 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: ???
ABV: 11.5%
IBUs: ???
Date: May 28th, 2013

Posted by Trent

Have you had this beer? Thumb it: