Florida-based Saltwater Brewery (SWB) announced the launch of its first canned product, Screamin’ Reels IPA. SWB installed their state-of-the-art canning line with Palmer Canning Systems in July 2015.
Founded in December 2013 by a team of native Floridians, Saltwater Brewery is Delray Beach’s first local production microbrewery with tasting room. Using only pure ingredients, each style of handcrafted beer and corresponding name is inspired by the ocean. The company is forecasted to brew 2,500 bbl in 2015 and donates a percentage of proceeds to ocean-related charities.
Starting this week, six packs will be available at many liquor stores, grocery stores, restaurants and bars throughout SWB’s distribution territory (from Sebastian to Key West), soon expanding to Orlando and North Florida.
SWB will be selling canned Screamin’ Reels beers during Miami Dolphins games at Sun Life Stadium.
Screamin’ Reels, SWB’s flagship beer is characterized as a tropical, hoppy IPA, at 7 percent ALC/VOL, 75 IBUs, and pairs best with spicy, salty, fatty foods, which emphasize the hop flavor.
“We’re excited to expand the reach of our IPA,” said Chris Gove, president and co-founder of Saltwater Brewery. “Everyone can now enjoy one of our most popular beers at home, the pool, the beach, golfing or boating, which is why we love the can. With so many stores eager to sell our product, customers have easier access at a reasonable price point.”
“We take pride in canning our beer,” said Dustin Jeffers, head brewer. “Cans are lighter, more easily transported and won’t shatter when dropped. Craft beer in a can maintains its quality as it’s not spoiled by light, and keeps the beer fresher in an airtight and oxygen-free environment.”
The team is planning to can additional styles with other popular beers like Sea Cow Milk Stout and Wheat Wave.