Back when I was a homebrewer, I dreaded “bottling day.” I especially dreaded sanitizing all those bottles. Today, most homebrewers put their beer in small kegs, but I brewed in a simpler, less-sophisticated era called the 1980s. Eventually, me and my homebrew buddies graduated to kegs, but I’ll never forget sanitizing all that bottling equipment. What a drag. Now, homebrewers have the option to package their beer in aluminum cans, just like the pro brewers. Times are good.
Last May we told you about Northwest Canning, a mobile canning company that helps breweries package their beer in aluminum cans. Essentially, they show up at the brewery with their mobile canning line and do the work. Northwest Canning has two events coming up that will allow homebrewers to get their beer canned. On March 30th and 31st, Northwest Canning will be at Sound Homebrew Supply in Seattle. On April 13th and 14th, they will be at Wingman Brewers in Tacoma. The cost is $25 for five gallons, $60 for 15 gallons. For more information, and to schedule a date/time, see the press release below.
Two Events Planned for WA Home Brewers to Can Their Beer
Two upcoming events give Washington home brewers the opportunity to have their beer canned for the first time ever. The events are scheduled for March 30th-31st, from 10am to 6pm, at Sound Homebrew Supply in Seattle and April 13th-14th, from 10am to 7pm, at Wingman Brewers in Tacoma. The cost is $25 for five gallons and $60 for 15 gallons.
The event at Sound Homebrew Supply with feature discounts throughout the store, including discounts on kegging equipment. “This is going to be a really cool event” say Michael Boos, owner of Sound Homebrew Supply. “The people who participate are going to be the first homebrewers in Seattle to have their beer canned. What a unique opportunity!”
The event at Wingman Brewers will be sponsored by another local homebrew shop, “Mash – Everything Home Brewing”. A food truck will be on-site during the event and many of Wingman’s beer will be on-tap
Homebrewers will need to bring their beer carbonated in corny or sanky kegs to have their beer packaged in 16oz cans. Beers containing wild yeast will not be canned.
To schedule your time and date for the event in Seattle on March 30th or 31st, contact Garth at Sound Homebrew Supply 206-743-8074 or [email protected]). For the event in Tacoma on April 13th or 14th, contact Jason at Mash 253-759-4908 or [email protected]).