Topic Archives: Cans

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Glarus Brewing

New Glarus is not, not canning. Here’s what happened… Again.

New Glarus Brewing is ACTUALLY canning. It’s complicated.

Back in February, New Glarus posted that they were getting a canning line. Due to some unforeseen issues, there was a little bit of confusion. It was, in fact, a KEGGING line.

Here’s what we had to say back then:

New Glarus posted to their Instagram over the weekend, a picture of a new piece of a equipment in the brewery. They asked fans to guess what it was. Judging by the comments, most thought it was a canning line. To which the brewery or PR person in charge of the account confirmed it was a canning line.

That post on the brewery’s Instagram remained unchanged until this afternoon, when they updated it, mentioning their mistake. (See above).

For now, it’s a keg line. Sadly, no known can plans for New Glarus. For now.

The original post is below.

And here is the updated version:

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However… Today brought some good news to those of you in Wisconsin and the surrounding area:

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So it seems that New Glarus Brewing Co. will be canning after all. 

Moon Man will be the debut can release (in 12 packs) followed by Spotted Cow in the near future. Dates are not set yet for when these cans will hit shelves, but summer in Wisconsin looks bright.

Keep drinking.

Posted in Great Raft Brewing, New Releases

Cans: Great Raft Commotion

Great Raft Commotion Pale Ale

Great Raft Brewing (Shreveport, LA) newest can offering is Commotion Pale Ale. The beer features a big wheat backbone that softens the finish, and compliments the grapefruit and citrus hop notes.

Great Raft Commotion Pale Ale is available year round.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Bravo, Cascade
Malts: Pale Wheat, 2-Row, Caravienne

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year round.

5.2% ABV, 49 IBUs

Posted in Mike's Hard Lemonade, Videos

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Launching Black Cherry, Tallboys, Ad Campaign

Mike’s Hard Lemonade is launching a new multi-million dollar national marketing campaign this summer.   Some of the TV spots are already airing.  This new push is described in a recent press release as “a return to the roots of irreverent authenticity.”   Below are some of the new video ad campaigns coming this summer.

Posted in Anheuser-Busch, Coming Soon

More Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster’s, This Time in Cans

This new Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster’s Reserve Series continues to develop, now with cans.  The above (Batch No 542) is the third label to surface in the impending series.

Each batch has had a geographic variation to it.  Batch 538 has St. Louis, MO on the label.  Batch 537: Los Angeles, CA.  Batch 542: Fairfield, California.   Each of those cities has an AB brewery/production location.

Style: Unknown
Availability: 12 oz cans
Arrival: TBA

5.5% ABV

Read More: Brewmaster’s Small Batch Series

Posted in 21st Amendment Brewing, New Releases

21st Amendment Fireside Chat Arrives!

The newest from can evangelists 21st Amendment Brewing (San Francisco, CA) is here.  Good for fall, perfect for winter.  It’s a spiced English style ale with a lot of flavor to get you through these not so cold Georgia nights.  21st Amendment does well with spices.  You’ll see soon with Monk’s Blood.

Commercial Description:
Like FDR’s Depression-era radio addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, dark, English-style ale and then we improvise with spices until we know we have a beer worth sharing with the nation.  Fireside Chat is our early winter seasonal brew available from October through December in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like a classic, warming Strong Ale but with a subtle blend of hand-selected spices for just the right festive flair.

Beer Rundown:
Style: Winter Warmer
Hops: Magnum, Goldings
Malts: Munich, Wheat, Crystal, Aromatic, De Bittered Black
Spices, Cocoa Nibs

Taste Expectations: Spices, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg.  Hints of cocoa.  Caramel & toffee malts.  Slightly citrus hops, nice dry finish.

Availability: 12 oz/6 pk cans.  Draft.  October-December.  Seasonal

7.9% ABV

Looking for this? In Stock: Tower.  Hop City, & Greens on Thursday.  Have it?  Leave a comment. I’ll add you.

Thanks Tower Beer, Wine, & Spirts for the photo!

Posted in New Releases, Yo-Ho Brewing Company

NEW RELEASE: Tokyo Black

Here is an interesting one.  As the “can’ revolution grows in the United States, it’s not only U.S. craft brewers getting in the game.  Tokyo Black just hit North America – all the way from Japan.

Tokyo Black is brewed in Nagano, Japan by the Yo-Ho Brewing Company.  Their other offerings include an IPA, Organic saison, and a barleywine.  After some serious Google translating ( and then trying to have it make sense) here’s the info on Tokyo.

Commercial Description:
“Black” Tokyo Confidential birth begins in the British ales.  In England the rich dark personality of this beer is popular. The “Porter” was the first drink in the UK – the national beer. Savory flavor roasted malt and aromatic hops give off is now beloved the world has been far exported to Japan. But for us there is only one such dark can not be satisfied from the perspective of a beer fan. After the distance it the English porters travel to make it to Japan, the freshness is lost.  Because the style is not found in Japan, we made it here. For us to drink.

Style: American Porter

Taste Expectations: Roasted dark malts. Coffee.  Touch of dark chocolate.  Hops are subtle.  Malts are sweet.  Nice & complex.

Availability: 12oz aluminum cans.  Sold individually.

5% ABV