Deschutes to start Canning

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by litheum94, Mar 16, 2013.

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  1. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

  2. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,438) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    This is GREAT news. I'm a little surprised they wouldn't start with their summer seasonal Twilight, but who cares. I love me some canned craft beer.
  3. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,169) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    :rolleyes: (I guess "Digital Marketing Managers" aren't what they used to be...)

    The label and TTB COLA (made out by Cold Spring dba as Third St.) sure read like a traditional contract brewing arrangement - even though an AP is more of a legal technicality based on ownership of raw materials and final beer, rather than any implication of "quality" or "who brews it".

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  4. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    I'd love to know the cost comparision for breweries on canning vs the bottling line approach
  5. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,169) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Well, in this case, the cost of the line itself isn't relevant (since it's Cold Springs') but as for the savings on the actual container, in this newspaper article (third paragraph from bottom) brewmaster Bill Moore of Lancaster Brewing Co., which brews at The Lion says:
    and goes on to note that packaging is also less expensive (simple boxes [or plastic rings] rather than sixpack baskets, trays rather than closed cases, etc).
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  6. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    As a fan of both Deschutes and Third Street I am excited for both parties. Can't wait for these and other DB lables to roll out in cans.
  7. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,663) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  8. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,253) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Awesome. I want some canned Black Butte to take on a nice spring/fall backpacking trip. I'd usually prefer a nice porter/stout at the campfire. Especially if I was camping out in a place like Bend.
  9. chimneyjim

    chimneyjim Aspirant (268) Jun 23, 2004 Oregon

    I'd prefer that Deschutes do their canning in-house. Not impressed by 21st Amendment's brews coming from Cold Springs.
  10. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    Not impressed by cans at all ether bottle or keg it too many bad chemicals with cans look all the bad stuff they use for liners those of you who don't believe me I don't buy cans anymore not worth it
  11. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    I see you have taken to avoiding punctuation in addition to BPA.
  12. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    He drank beer from a can one time and it completely destroyed his ability to use commas and periods. Sad tale.
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  13. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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  14. raynmoon

    raynmoon Defender (680) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    I have a hard time believing the eco-friendly Sierra Nevada/ New Belgium would knowingly give us harmful products just to increase profit.

    having said this, It tastes the same out of both packages, and cans are much lighter and more portable: win.
  15. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    If they can Abyss, I will be buying a case of it next year!
  16. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    They're in good company.
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