We're excited to share the news that we have invested in a new canning line and will complement our range of bottled beers with some limited edition brews in cans.
We marked our entry into the canned beer market with the launch of Wild Swim lager last week.
One of a series of six limited edition canned beers that will be launched throughout 2024, Wild Swim, 4% alc, is a stripped-back, clean and refreshing lager that was developed by brewer Henry Culpepper.
Brewery director, Alex Balchin said: “Our contract customers have been asking us to provide a canned beer packaging service for quite a while, but we had to weigh up all the options before we invested. We have a strong and loyal fan base of bottle drinkers and wanted to ensure that we didn't marginalise any other area of the business. By introducing cans as a seasonal, limited edition line, we aim to develop strong markets for both forms of packaging.”
The canning line was supplied by British company MicroCan and has the capacity to fill up to 2000 cans per hour. The £100,000 investment was supported by the Farming Sustainability Fund, which supports rural and farm-based businesses.
Wild Swim is gluten-free and suitable for vegans. It is available online and from selected retailers. The remaining beers in the range include a Vienna pale ale, a New Zealand pale ale and an American Red IPA amongst others.
The striking can designs were created by Leeds-based brand consultancy Carrot Juice Creative.