Stone Brewing may not can in the United States (despite urging from the fans), but they certainly will in Germany, and throughout Europe.
The new Stone Brewing Berlin location will be canning a few familiar year-round beers abroad. For Germany only of course. Four cans are scheduled for year-round cans in 2016, including Stone IPA, Stone Ruination Double IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, and Stone Cali-Belgique.
The reasons are all great ones you’ve heard by a brewery by now (all great, of course) – better for the beer, cans are infinitely recyclable, reduced carbon footprint, etc.
“Experts today feel that cans are better for beer. Period,” says Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO & co-founder. “At the heart of our business is a dedication to fresh, high-quality beer and cans are the ideal packaging for preserving the unique, bold flavors we work so hard to achieve. Additionally, research shows clearly that cans offer incredible benefits in terms of sustainability and we are confident they will be the smartest decision in reducing our carbon and environmental footprint.”
All four beers will be available in cans by the end of the year, for Europe distribution only.