For the first time in over 50 years you will be able to drink from a flat-top beer can – just like the original looked like. Why? Here’s a little backstory. Back in 2010, two guys (Adrian Grenier and Justin Hawkins) wanted to drink a beer out a can like folks did a generation before. As you can imagine, can design has changed a bit since their inception. (Like cars, trains, planes, etc.) The steel, flat top can was no longer in production. I mean, you had to open cans of beer with a churchkey! No pop tops back then. (Don’t know what that is? watch the video or ask your parents.)
In conjunction with Ball Corporation (they make aluminum cans. Lots and lots of them) Adrian and Justin perfected the second coming of the flat top can. Now you need a beer to put in it.
Enter homebrewer’s Sean Burke and Lucas Jones. Two home brewers in Portland that were tapped to create Church Key Pilsner.
Church Key Can Co.
The face & name for the new flat top can brewing company. The beer will be brewed by Joel VandenBrink at Two Beers Brewing in Seattle, Washington. The first brewery in the area to churn out cans.
There ya go. What’s old is new again. Thanks to Adrian, Justin, Joel, Sean, Lucas & Ball Corporation. [PressRelease]
Availability: 12 oz “Flat top” cans
4.9% ABV, 29 IBUs
Original Flat Top Beer Can from Churchkey Can co. on Vimeo.
Opening a flat top. Pic via @HawkinsJustin