The crew at Craft Brewing Business, along with our esteemed craft brewer readership, knows that brewing isn’t just a science, it’s an art. Many of the artistic notes that go into a craft brew and its packaging are fit for your living room wall or coffee table. So sit back and take in the cool cans featured in Canned!: Artwork of the Modern American Beer Can by Russ Phillips, the creator of CraftCans.com and Cannedbeerbook.com, with a foreword by Dale Katechis, owner and founder of Oskar Blues Brewery.
In 2002, Oskar Blues Brewery founder and owner Dale Katechis made a decision that would have a resounding impact on craft beer manufacturing for years to come. By putting his Dale’s Pale Ale, a bold and flavorful brew, in a can, he dared venture where only the big corporate brands had gone before. A decade later, the canning movement is in full swing, with hundreds of craft breweries now canning their beers. Canned! provides a close look at the original artwork on 600 different modern beer cans from 40 states, the publisher explained. Get to know the story behind craft beer names and can designs, with examples from breweries such as Sierra Nevada, Ska, Midnight Sun, Maui, New Belgium, Oskar Blues and nearly 200 others. The craft breweries featured in this book turned canning beer into an art form.