This is a beer that is different from the ordinary and the usual. But, maybe not separate from all other beer. It's eccentric, unconventional. And something that had to come about. It's a curveball of a beverage. Not perchance, but totally out of the blue. Opportunity!
Is a kegged beer different from the same beer put in cans? Rarely. Can there be reasons for calling the kegged beer one thing and the small-packed beer one thing? Sure. Are there people who taste the difference between kegged and small-packed beer? Absolutely!
So, is Offbeat, a beer only available in kegs, the same as a beer with another name only available in cans? Well… yes. But, in our defense, if we need any, and as the well-made point above, there sometimes are reasons for doing it that way. And what reasons, you ask? Fair question. Moving on.
Offbeat is a 'tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, pear, pine, citrus, watermelon, stone fruit, candy, and zesty tangerine reminiscent of a marmalade' beer. And it's lovely. Also, the answer is in the details. Investigation!