LANCASTER, Pa. — Lancaster Brewing Company, a regional craft brewery, with brewpubs in Lancaster and Harrisburg, today announced it will begin packaging its award-winning craft beer in cans. A new, automated canning line capable of filling nearly 90 cans per minute will be installed this May at its Lancaster headquarters, allowing the brewery to offer more packaged varieties to consumers than ever before in its 23 year history.
Core brands, Milk Stout, Strawberry Wheat, Hop Hog and a newly released Amish Pale Ale will continue to be available in both bottles and cans. Seasonal, Limited and Barrel-Aged (Double Chocolate Milk Stout, Boss Hog, UnderLord, Oktoberfest, Wilkum White, Imperial Jo, ShooFly Porter, etc.) along with new Jam Series releases, will only be available in cans, joining current can only offerings, 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,” said 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.”
“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,” said Mark Braunwarth, Head of Brewing Operations. “We owe our customers the very best, and cans will help us deliver on that promise. My mission is to deliver our beer to consumers as fresh as if they were getting 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.
About Lancaster Brewing Company
Lancaster Brewing Company unites quality, creativity & experience, to brew consistently excellent and drinkable craft beer in the heart of Lancaster County, PA. Inspired by the region’s rich brewing history, Lancaster offers an ever-changing portfolio of assertively hopped and malted craft beers, along with seasonally inspired fare at three brewpub locations in Lancaster and Harrisburg.
For more information about Lancaster Brewing Company, call 717-391-6258 or visit www.LancasterBrewing.com. Lancaster’s award winning brews are available seven days a week in Lancaster and Harrisburg brewpubs, and at better bars, beer retailers and restaurants throughout PA, MD, NY, NJ, DC, VA, WV and DE. Follow LBC on Twitter @LancasterBrew, Instagram @lancasterbrewingcompany and be a fan on Facebook. Cheers