Shortly after Migration Brewing opened its new production brewery in Gresham, Oregon back in June, it began canning two of its most popular beers. This new canning from the brewery resulted in both Straight Outta Portland IPA and Patio Pale Ale to become available in six-pack, 12oz cans.
Today the brewer announced that both Straight Outta Portland IPA and Patio Pale Ale are now available in distribution through its distributer Columbia Distributing. These two can offerings are just the beginning of a long-term strategy that includes additional seasonal can releases that will begin in the coming months during the fall season.
“We’ve been working on this program for over a year now, so it feels really good to get our top-selling beers into package and out the door to Columbia,” says Eric Banzer-Lausberg, Migration’s Director of Sales and Co-Owner in a statement. “It’s great to have our product in six-packs, a format that we really enjoy, and to be able to provide our customers with a sharable Migration experience.”
Migration will expand its can offerings with two additional beers this fall with Proper Pilsner, and Mo-Haze-ic New England Style IPA. There are also plans of a new Brut IPA to follow.
Initial demand for the cans has been strong and both Straight Outta Portland IPA and Patio Pale Ale can currently be found at all New Seasons Markets and select independent beer shops in and around the Portland area.
“It’s been great working with Columbia Distributing not only on this package roll out but also on the explosive growth of our draft sales. Since we’ve opened the new production facility we’ve been able to double our volume of draft,” states Banzer-Lausberg in a statement. “We look forward to a fun fall and winter where we can release more fun brands to the market.”
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.