Beer Notes Cans Edition: 21st Amendment, Maui, DC Brau and more

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This edition includes 21st Amendment Brewery, Maui Brewing, DC Brau and updates from several others.


…As reported yesterday, both Redhook Brewery and Baxter Brewing will have beer cans on the shelves in 2011. Moat Mountain might even have its beer in cans fairly soon.

…From Mutineer Magazine, an update on Maui Brewing: “Their new total capacity is now over 22,000 barrels in brewing. The new canning line will be operated at a run rate of 300 cans per minute, a big increase over their 27cpm currently. With these increases the Maui Brewing Company is now the largest capacity craft beer brewery in the state.” In addition, The Full Pint reported last week that Maui is expanding distribution to Colorado next month.

21st Amendment Brewery brewed Monk’s Blood earlier this month and the brewery website says that it is scheduled to return in December.

DC Brau, the first production brewery in the U.S. capital in over 50 years, received its canning line in early September. The brewery won’t be operation until the end of the year though so it will be a while before those cans are available.

…A new brewery in Colorado, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, will have cans delivered next month. In addition, Aspen Brewing hopes to be able to offer cans this coming spring. (Both tips come via the expert in craft beer cans, CraftCans.com).

New England Brewing is getting a new canning line (presumably to replace its current one).

…The Brew Site reports that Old Mill Brew Werks may be operational in Bend, OR, as early as 2011 and they have plans to can their beers.

…Elsewhere, Boneyard Beer in Oregon is “saving its pennies” for a future canning line.

…Finally, Wild Goose Engineering recently posted an article on how it pulled off the custom system it built for Colorado’s Upslope Brewery. Some of the details are pretty secretive but for new breweries looking for alternatives to Cask Systems, the first manufacturer to build such a system for Oskar Blues nearly a decade ago, there are some options.

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