Bemidji Brewing to begin canning

With the installation of two new 60-barrel fermenters last week, Bemidji Brewing Company is getting ready to enter the retail market this summer with two beers in 12oz cans. Bemidji Brewing co-owner Megan Hill said they were hoping to begin canning soon after moving into a larger space and upgrading from a three-barrel to a … [ Read more]

Lagunitas’ first-ever cans, 12th of Never, coming in July

Lagunitas once proudly proclaimed they’d be the last craft brewery in the country to can their beer. Well, apparently everyone else has started canning—because Lagunitas 12th of Never will arrive at your local liquor store wrapped in aluminum. “We decided that beer lovers think cans are cool and we recognize they can go places glass … [ Read more]

Castle Danger to begin releasing seasonals in 16 oz. cans

Brewing up Double Crossing IPA today. Coming in 16oz four packs this year! #northshorebeer — Castle Danger Brewer (@cdangerbrewer) March 8, 2016 Two Harbors’ Castle Danger Brewing will begin releasing some of their seasonal beers in four-packs of 16 oz. cans instead of the 22 oz. bomber bottles they’ve used in the past. First … [ Read more]

Third Street Brewhouse to release two new beers, begin canning in March

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 … [ Read more]

Can manufacturer drops craft beer clients as supply tightens

Craft beer may be more popular than ever, but breweries that package their beer in aluminum cans may soon have a harder time getting their product into the hands of their customers. The number three can manufacturer in the U.S., Crown, is reportedly dropping new and existing craft beer clients using either 12-oz or 16-oz … [ Read more]

Can Do: Lagersmith Business Booming With Addition of Canning Line

Photos by Aaron Davidson Lagersmith founder Nate Smith is finally realizing everything his company can be. In two years of mobile bottling, Smith never had enough business to reach full-time status. Since adding a canning line last December, however, his business is booming and he’s hiring additional employees to keep up with demand. Each day, Smith … [ Read more]

Fulton Joins the Canning Party

Minneapolis’ Fulton Brewing Company is adding a canning line to its Northeast Minneapolis brewery and will release its Sweet Child of Vine IPA and Lonely Blonde American Blonde Ale in four-packs of 16 oz. cans beginning in early May. Fulton is the latest Twin Cities brewery to begin canning its beers, following recent can-adopters Summit, Bent … [ Read more]

Bent Brewstillery Celebrates One Year in Business with Release of Cans

It was just over a year ago that Pour Decisions shuttered their taproom and an ominous online statement notified the Minnesota beer community that the Roseville brewery was closing their doors in a merger. Eight months later the chrysalis emerged as Bent Brewstillery, the state’s first brewery/distillery combination. The merger may have taken many by … [ Read more]