Firestone Walker finishing canning line installation this month, 805 cans due soon
(Paso Robles, CA) — Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release its first-ever canned beers as it finishes the installation of a new state-of-the-art canning line this month.
The first beer to be canned will be Firestone Walker’s “” blonde ale in 12-pack format starting around mid April.
The timing of Firestone Walker’s new canning line is rooted in market forces as well as the local landscape.
“Craft beer consumers are now embracing cans, and that has closed the gap of perceived value between bottles and cans,” said co-proprietor Adam Firestone. “We also live and work in a place where people spend a lot of time outdoors, at the beach or pool, by the lake, on the golf course or going on hikes. Cans are a practical fit for the local lifestyle.”
Like the brewery’s new keg line that launched in March, the new canning line is made by leading beer packaging company KHS based in Dortmund, Germany.“It was the best—and most expensive—solution,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “You can make the best beer in the world, but if you run it through a substandard packaging line, you end up with a beer-wrecking machine. With this KHS line, there will be […]