(Seattle, WA) – Why the flat top beer can? Why the hell not? We’re just a couple of guys who wanted to experience drinking beer straight from the original beer can.
Over dinner in the summer of 2010, Adrian Grenier and Justin Hawkins both shared an interest in someday drinking a beer from an old flat top style beer can – to experience a great beer in a simple can as the generations before them had enjoyed.
Wondering what it was really like, this conversation quickly lead to the realization that this type of can no longer existed. So the seed for Churchkey Can Co. was planted. Beverage industry alum, Ryan Sowards joined the cause, as did the folks a Ball Corporation to help get the flat top can just right.
Now, for the first time in nearly 5o years, we are able to introduce a great beer enjoyed straight from an original flat top steel can. Much like in the past, thoughtfulness and integrity mean something and should have a place. It’s why we find ourselves attracted to the artisans and craftsmen in our world. To us, it’s worth to putting a little extra effort back into our modern-day lifestyle.
THE HOMEBREWERS: LUCAS & SEAN
After perfecting the flat top can, our next step was to find the perfect recipe. Our Portland-based home brewers Lucas Jones and Sean Burke have been home brewing beer together in their garages for many years. They share these homemade brews with their friends at backyard BBQs and give them as gifts during the holidays. Lucas and Sean love this hobby, and are passionate about their beer and the community they cultivate with it. We are very excited to have these two all-American guys create the recipe for the Churchkey Pilsner.
Churchkey Pilsner is a handcrafted pilsner style beer made from the highest quality ingredients. The body of the beer comes from the light, grainy pilsner malt taste, accented by a smooth clean bitterness. The Saaz hop taste and aroma
featured in the Churchkey Pilsner make for a uniquely complex, yet sessionable beer. Available in 12-ounce flat top steel cans and six-packs. 29 IBU; 4.9% ABV.
TWO BEERS BREWING CO.
To bring the beer to market, we turned to Joel VandenBrink, a skilled craft brewer based out of Seattle. Head brewer at Two Beers Brewing Co, the first Washington brewery to produce 12-ounce cans, VandenBrink and his team embody the Churchkey philosophy. They love what they do and work hard to bring true craft beer to their community. As part of this unique partnership and friendship, we work together with Two Beers Brewing to produce and package our Churchkey Pilsner.