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Old 03-08-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Just showed up on a beerblog on facebook.

Sierra Nevada to begin canning beer

Tailgaters and campers rejoice, great news from Sierra Nevada: later this year, it’s going to be easier and lighter to take their beer with you.

Our canning line should be in the building near July 4. It will be a couple of moths to get it up and running, but should start seeing Pale Ale in cans in late 2011.

We’re on the fence about what other beers to release, but I think we’ll have a couple of different brews available.

Cans will only be a small part of our output, but we’re excited to see how they’re received.

There are so many places where you can’t or won’t bring glass…up here in the foothills it just doesn’t make a lot of sense to bring a bunch of bottles with you in your backpack! This is really the reason we’re going for this.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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Awesome, I was surprised to see how many can offerings were on the shelf when I was at Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati last weekend. I stick to singles when I get the chance to go there so I didn't pick any up, but I hope to see it more in my town. I'm sure we'll have the SNPA in cans. Which is great because it is always my go to for camping.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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Starr Hill is now canning their Festie, and their Northern Lights IPA. I can't wait to find it locally!

Nothing has been wrong with cans since the early 90s.

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:17 PM   #4
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"Everyone likes it in the can"

Great news. Now if they could only figure out how to do homebrew canning.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:53 PM   #5
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That's good news. It'd be great if Torpedo also made it into the can lineup

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:56 PM   #6
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Woot, now we can build craft beeramids, while camping. Of course it's gonna cost a little more.


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Old 03-08-2011, 04:17 PM   #7
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call me when i can get a 6-pack ring of Pale Ale tall cans

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Old 03-08-2011, 04:21 PM   #8
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awesome, just sad it won't be in time for summer at the lake or beach though

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Old 03-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #9
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Now if Stone would just follow suit..

And yeah, I'd love to be able to can my homebrew...
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:34 PM   #10
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Sorry, but I don't like 99.995% of my brew from a can. The ONLY exception is Guinness, and the other Irish brews that use the nitrogen widget inside the cans. The bottled version of Guinness just sucks (IMO)...

I just hope they don't switch entire brews over to just cans. Although, I probably won't care since I'm not buying beer at this point.
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