The Benefits of Canned Craft Beer

There has been a steady growth in the amount of craft breweries deciding to can their beers. Oskar Blues Brewery released the first canned craft beer in 2002, Dale’s Pale Ale, and now there are well over 250 breweries who have jumped on the band wagon, including us.


The negative image behind beer in cans is something we are continuously trying to overcome as some consumers perceive it to be inferior in quality compared to beer in bottles. When we produced our very first beer in 2009, our NOLA Blonde, it was a no-brainer for us to release them in cans because they were the perfect container for our local culture. Cans are recyclable (glass bottles are not recyclable in the city of New Orleans) and are street legal for many Carnival parades. They also travel easily due to their lighter weight and most importantly, the beer stays more fresh in cans since they completely block light and oxygen from entering the can.


We now can four of our year-round brews, with our most recent release of our Imperial IPA, MechaHopzilla, in 16 ounce cans this past week (see image below). In winter of 2013, we are planning on releasing our Irish Channel Stout in cans as well.


MechaHopzilla can design


Dylan, our COO, will be heading out to Burning CAN Beer Fest in Colorado on June 1st to showcase our MechaHopzilla, Hopitoulas, NOLA Blonde and NOLA Brown cans. Be sure to stop by and say hello at our booth if you plan on attending!


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