Third Street Brewhouse in Cold Spring, Minnesota, announced today that it will begin canning in 16-ounce cans and will release two new year-round beers starting this March.
In addition to being more a more environmentally-friendly package, the brewery’s move to 16-ounce cans from glass bottles was a no-brainer from a logistical point of view. “For us it was an easy decision,” said Larry Williams, VP of Sales at Third Street Brewhouse. “There are a lot of reasons for making this change but the largest is the fact that we have a canning facility that is second to none and we wanted to take advantage of that.”
The first of Third Street Brewhouse’s two new year-round beers is an IPA called Hop Lift—a 6.2% ABV bold, dry-hopped IPA bursting with citrus and passion fruit notes. It’s the first beer to debut under the new brewhouse manager, Karl Schmitz.
The second beer to be released is Minnesota Gold Light. At 3.9% ABV and 157 calories, the brewery feels that this lighter version of Minnesota Gold Lager will fill a niche market, especially in the St. Cloud area.
Look for 16-ounce cans of Hop Lift IPA, Lost Trout Brown Ale, and Three Way Pale Ale in four-packs at the liquor store. Minnesota Gold Light will, like the already available Minnesota Gold Lager, be sold in 12-packs.
More information about Third Street Brewhouse is available thirdstreetbrewhouse.com.