The craft beer canning trend continues to grow, and why not? They’re portable, able to go where no bottle ever could (stadiums and parks), they have a niffy opening device built-in and crushing one makes you feel super tough. We love cans! So do craft brewers, including the latest entrants into the canned craft beer game: SanTan and Fat Head’s.
SanTan Brewing Co.
SanTan Brewing Co.’s SunSpot Gold Golden Ale in Rexam 12-ounce cans, described as an American take on a traditional Blonde Ale, is brewed with a light amounts of hops and American pale barley. It boasts a deep, rich golden color and delicate hop character. This brew was developed for and inspired by the hot, dry climate of Arizona.
SunSpot Gold was the very first beer ever brewed at SanTan Brewing Co. in 2007 and serves as the inspiration for all of SanTan’s Southwestern style ales. Putting it in cans comes on the heels of the company’s recent expansion into southern California and upcoming launch in Texas.
Rich Grimley, president and chief executive officer, Rexam BCNA, commented on SanTan’s decision to put SunSpot Gold in cans: “Beverage cans are the perfect packaging choice for beer, enabling the brand to attract attention on store shelves with colorful, reflective graphics while also ensuring desired taste profiles with superior barrier protection. Cans help build businesses with excellent filling, distribution and retail display economics as well as the highest recycle rate of any beverage package.”
Fat Head’s Brewery
Winner of the Fresh Hop Ale Silver Medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival, Fat Head’s Brewery is head over heels to announce the release of Trail Head Pale Ale in cans this June. Trail Head Pale Ale is handcrafted using Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Amarillo hops, geared for chillin’ out after an epic day outdoors. A fresh brew that heads off the grid and gives back good vibes with a portion of the proceeds aimed directly at supporting the Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund. The Trails Fund supports the rehabilitation of the Park District’s more than 270 miles of trails.
Trail Head Pale Ale cans will be distributed in Northeast Ohio (Craft Brewing Business‘s stomping grounds), but look for it on draft throughout Ohio, Western PA and parts of Indiana.