Downers Grove, IL – Alter Brewing Company announced today that they have finished commissioning their new canning line and will begin sales of 6-packs on May 17th. Cans will initially be offered in the taproom, but owners expect to begin limited circulation to local markets soon thereafter.
Alter recently completed an expansion into 4 adjacent units, adding 6400 sq. ft. to the existing 8,000 sq. ft. brewery & taproom. This new space is home to an American Beer Equipment LinCan canning line (capable of filling 35 cans per minute), as well as new administrative offices and increased storage for barrel aged beers.
“With the addition of the canning line we are excited to get more Alter beer out to the public,” commented David Yob, co-founder of Alter. The first beer to debut will be Alterior Motive, their well-balanced flagship IPA. It will be followed by another fan favorite, Center Line – their easy-drinking golden ale, in the weeks that follow. The cans will eventually be distributed to local retail establishments by Schamberger Brothers, Inc., headquartered in Villa Park, IL.
To keep up with the current high demand on draft accounts, as well as the increased production due to canning, Alter will also be bolstering its brewing capacity by adding four 40 barrel fermenters and one 60 barrel brite tank.
About Alter Brewing Company
Alter Brewing Company opened in December 2015. They are passionate beer lovers dedicated to producing beer of the highest quality while pushing the boundaries of traditional styles. They seek to leverage their passion and craft into serving and improving the local community and beyond.
The Alter space features a state of the art brew house and a beautiful modern-industrial taproom that is open 7 days a week. For more information visit them online: www.alterbrewing.com.