A nice new CFT canning system was just installed by Eddyline Brewery that will triple its canning production speeds. When researching canning lines, Eddyline says Italy-based CFT Packaging USA Inc. offered a solution that would minimize oxidation, loss of aroma and inconsistent fills. These claims are bolstered by an X-Ray fill level analyzer that ensures all cans are perfectly filled while underfilled cans are automatically rejected.
There are currently less than two dozen of these CFT canning systems in the country. Eddyline is definitely showing its commitment to quality with this new investment.
“Our River Runners Pale Ale has won both a Gold-Medal at the Great American Beer Festival and a Silver-Medal at the World Beer Cup mostly because of its great aroma; however, the aroma was lost in the packaging process. The results from the new CFT canning line have hugely improved the quality and aroma with our product line. We are committed to creating the highest quality beers,” explained Mic Heynekamp, Owner of Eddyline Brewery.
Eddyline Brewery is projected to produce 5,500 barrels (bbls) of beer in 2015 and 7,500 bbls in 2016. The new expansion has the capability to produce upward of 40,000 bbls. Eddyline currently distributes in Colorado with plans to pursue markets in Arizona and New Mexico for 2015 — and you only get once chance to make a first impression. Before expanding to outside markets, the quality of the canned beers has to be the best possible.
“We have substantially invested in our brewery to increase our quality; we are only interested in making the best beers possible and critically examine our process from ingredient selection, to the brewing process, and finally packaging. Packaging was our weak link and we are excited to now being able to offer a superior product,” Heynekamp said.