Philadelphia, PA - The Lancaster Brewing Company, a local craft brewery, announced it's going to start packaging craft beer in cans. The Lancaster brewery has recently purchased a new automated canning line capable of producing 90 cans per minute, permitting the brewery to offer additional packaging options to its customers.
Core brands, such as Amish Pale Ale, Hop Hog, Strawberry Wheat and Milk Stout will continue to be available in both bottles and cans. Seasonal, Limited and Barrel-Aged (Boss Hog, Oktoberfest, Imperial Jo, Wilkum White, ShooFly Porter, Double Chocolate Milk Stout, and UnderLord) along with a new Jam Series releases, will only be available in cans, joining other can only offerings, such as Blue Trail Blueberry Lemon Shandy and Lancaster Kölsch.
“As a craft brewery our edge is quality, and today’s cans are just better for beer! Not only are they lighter, more convenient and great for outdoor activities but, more importantly, they keep our beer fresher by protecting if from damaging UV rays and oxygen”, says CEO Pete Keares, “...from an ecofriendly standpoint, directly from the taps in our brewpubs can’t be beat, but cans come in a close second. They’re infinitely recyclable, require less fuel to ship and less cardboard to pack, so we’ve decided to get on the can wagon.”
Mark Braunwarth, Head of Brewing Operations, is delighted with the latest addition. “Can technology has greatly improved over the past few years, and we feel that utilizing this technology will be extremely beneficial to the overall quality of our product. We owe our customers the very best, and cans will help us deliver on that promise. My goal is to provide our beer to consumers as fresh as if they were buying it here at the source.”
Lancaster will utilize a BPA free can lining to protect beer from any contact with aluminum, along with new environmentally friendly, photodegradable six and four pack holder technology. Look for Lancaster cans to hit the shelves of beer retailers in early summer 2018.