Back in March at the Craft Brewers Conference, Sly Fox Brewing introduced their latest innovation – the 360 lid can. These cans feature a pull top lid that comes completely off similarly to a cat food or fruit cup container allowing for easier drinking and better hop aroma. In New Jersey however, these types of cans are illegal due to a litter law from the 1970’s banning any detachable metal on a can.
Sly Fox is quite disappointed as all parts of the lid are recyclable, the lid passes all safety tests, and it actually takes less metal to make those lids than it does to make a bottle cap (which by the way are a detachable metal piece). Regardless don’t expect to see these new cans in New Jersey anytime soon.