Get Two Beers in the Can
June 28, 2011 - 4:55 PMIn April 2010, 7 Seas Brewing earned the distinction of being the first Washington craft brewery to package its beer in aluminum cans (read about that here). Recently, Two Beers Brewing in Seattle followed suit and earned the distinction of being the second brewery to package its beer in aluminum cans. Credit where credit is due, Two Beer Brewing is the first Washington craft brewery to use 12 ounce cans; 7 Seas Brewing opted for 16 ounce tallboys.
The following beers are available in cans: Trailhead ISA, Evolutionary IPA, and the Panorama Wheat.
"Craft beer in cans is quite the growing trend," said Morgan Herzog, owner of The Beer Junction in West Seattle. "In fact, by quantity, 10 of the top 12 selling beers here at The Beer Junction are in cans! Cans protect beer from light better than bottles, and are lighter, making it perfect for outdoor activities such as camping, boating, golfing, and hiking."
An increasing number of American craft breweries are favoring aluminum cans over glass bottles. In fact, we attended a beer+food pairing dinner the other night at Tom Douglas' Brave Horse Tavern where three different craft beers were provided in cans. For a beer event, it was a highbrow affair and canned beer did not seem out of place at all. (Read our review of the event.) Truly, the stigma of canned beer being bad beer is disappearing.