Like it in the can? Sierra Nevada to join the ranks of canning craft brews. - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Like it in the can? Sierra Nevada to join the ranks of canning craft brews.

Thread Tools
Old 03-08-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Revvy's Avatar
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3192 Times on 1885 Posts

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.
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
Hobby Collector
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Nov 2007
Posts: 51,039
Liked 3483 Times on 3301 Posts

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.
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
Feb 2011
Cary, NC
Posts: 84
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

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.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 03:17 PM   #4
Jun 2008
Derry, NH
Posts: 979
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts

"Everyone likes it in the can"

Great news. Now if they could only figure out how to do homebrew canning.
BN Army for Life!!!

Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 03:53 PM   #5
Oct 2008
Denver, CO
Posts: 561
Liked 33 Times on 27 Posts

That's good news. It'd be great if Torpedo also made it into the can lineup

Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 03:56 PM   #6
Registered User
Dec 2007
Posts: 9,043
Liked 173 Times on 158 Posts

Woot, now we can build craft beeramids, while camping. Of course it's gonna cost a little more.


Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 04:17 PM   #7
Oct 2010
Charlotte, NC
Posts: 64
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

call me when i can get a 6-pack ring of Pale Ale tall cans

Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 04:21 PM   #8
More Humann than human
humann_brewing's Avatar
Oct 2008
the sun
Posts: 15,535
Liked 328 Times on 324 Posts

awesome, just sad it won't be in time for summer at the lake or beach though

Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #9
Dec 2010
Shingletown, CA
Posts: 2,018
Liked 43 Times on 38 Posts

Now if Stone would just follow suit..

And yeah, I'd love to be able to can my homebrew...
Homer Simpson

"Beer is living proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy."
(possibly said by) Ben Franklin (maybe)

Originally Posted by arturo7 View Post
Damn, where's my arm?.

"You can pick your nose, and you can pick your friends... but you can't pick your friends nose!"
George Carlin

Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 04:34 PM   #10
Golddiggie's Avatar
Dec 2010
Posts: 11,995
Liked 495 Times on 431 Posts

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.
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis macabra11 General Beer Discussion 37 05-13-2015 10:30 PM
isn't it about time for Sierra Nevada Tobyone General Beer Discussion 9 10-15-2010 10:30 PM
How is the Sierra Nevada ESB? Chello General Beer Discussion 18 03-01-2008 08:09 PM
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Wow! BNVince General Beer Discussion 25 11-18-2007 11:43 PM
some sierra nevada? Rico6115 General Beer Discussion 5 09-07-2007 09:50 PM

Forum Jump