Uinta Brewing Co. welcomed a state-of-the-art canning line and a 600-barrel (bbl) brite tank as part of its new 34,000-sq ft facility. These pieces are the first of the brewing equipment to take residence in Uinta’s new building, which sits immediately south of Uinta’s existing facility.
The new canning line, manufactured in Germany by Krones AG, is able to fill and seal 400 cans per minute. To introduce its new form of packaging, Uinta will can four mainstay brews: Cutthroat Pale Ale; Hop Notch IPA; Wyld Organic Pale Ale; and Baba Organic Black Lager.
With the installation and commissioning of the canning line scheduled for late February, Uinta hopes to get these cans rolling out in early March 2013.
Uinta said the new cans will not takeaway from its proprietary Compass Bottle or any of the other aesthetic changes made in its 2011 redesign. The Uinta team, comprised of outdoor enthusiasts, was eager to add a package that pairs well with exploration. Cans will allow Uinta product to join consumers on outdoor adventures, a reality that aligned with the heart of Uinta.
Uinta’s can art was designed to integrate smoothly into the current packaging. Aside from some creative modifications to help the bottle-to can transition, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And each can, like each bottle, is adorned with Uinta’s trademark compass, ensuring that you’ll never get lost with a Uinta beer in hand.
Uinta’s brews can be found in 24 states from coast-to-coast, and has even ventured to other countries around the world. Uinta is committed to brewing world-class beer using the best practices and ingredients.