Taste Test: Canned Spirits
Northern Indiana’s 18th Street Brewery cans this light-bodied, citrus-tinged pale ale sweetened with lactose sugar. The packaging is as vibrant as the flavor, which some tasters liken to bubble gum.
Sunset Tart Cherry
The crisp, classic cider at Ash & Elm Cider Co. is crafted with fresh apple juice from family orchards in Indiana and Michigan. 2104 E. Washington St., 317-600-3164
Lavender Lemon Mead Spritzer
Don’t let the dainty name fool you. This heady find from New Day Craft is energized with ginger and hibiscus flowers. 1102 Prospect St., 888-632-3379
Cardinal Spirits’s classic version of sparkling water’s older, cooler sibling combines the Bloomington distillery’s smooth vodka with bubbly soda and contains 95 calories.