A big benefit of canned craft beer is its enhanced portability to outdoors destinations like parks and biking trails. But with that benefit comes a trade off, as Cask Global Canning Solutions warns below.
If that has scared you off of packaging your beer in cans, don’t forget these other benefits from an article in our archives, “The science behind canning craft beer“
Why cans? Why aluminum?
The freshness factor is the biggest benefit of aluminum. Cans protect their contents against light and oxygen and can keep the beer tasting as fresh at the customers’ home as it does at the brewery.
A second factor is efficiency. Aluminum cans are lightweight and stackable. This makes transportation easier, less expensive and friendlier to the environment.
Finally, aluminum cans are sustainable. Recycling aluminum cans is amazingly easy and fast, recycled aluminum can turn into a new can in a matter of 60 days or less. The average can today usually contains as much as 70 percent recycled aluminum.