Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing to expand canning line
More and more craft breweries like L.A.’s Golden Road Brewing and Chico, CA’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. are putting their beers in cans. Cans are not only good for the environment, due to the efficiency of packing and shipping, it’s also better for the brew than bottles. According to craftbeer.com, an online blog and database for canned beers, “Cans actually lock in the flavor of beer better than even dark glass bottles. No light penetrates the cans and the seal is tighter than a bottle cap. Thus, your beer tastes fresher longer.” As of 2012, 23 Colorado-based breweries can their beers. Today, Fort Collins, CO based New Belgium Brewing, the third largest craft brewery in the U.S., announced a sixfold expansion of a 16,000 sq. ft. canning line, which will continue to produce 12-ounce cans, and all new 16-ounce cans.