After introducing its 805 Blonde in 12oz cans last year in May, Firestone Walker Brewing is now ready to launch Union Jack IPA, Easy Jack Session IPA and Pivo Hoppy Pils in six pack, 12oz cans beginning in mid February.
Known for doing things its own way, Firestone Walker took its time to make sure that when canning its core line of beers. The brewery made sure to tackle this endeavor the correct way.
“We could have rushed into canning a few years ago, but we wanted the timing to be right,” said brewery co-proprietor David Walker. “The market for canned craft beer is now hitting its stride, and canning technology has come a long way in a short period. Also, cans are a perfect fit for life here on the Central Coast. All of these factors converged to finally reach a tipping point for us.”
Last year while attending the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest we were able to take a tour led by Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. During this private tour we were able to take a look at the brewery’s new canning line that had only recently been fired up to can its 805 Blonde. As with most of its projects, Firestone went all out when purchasing a canning line that was manufactured by leading beer packaging company KHS based in Dortmund, Germany. Read More…
This post was written by D.J. Paul on January 28, 2015