Friday, October 7th 2011
Not One but Two Florida Craft Brewers Plan to Can in Near Future
It was only a matter of time. Florida is/was one of only 11 states that had no craft breweries canning and soon they'll make the jump to two - and those two are located only about 5 miles from eachother.
The beer world recently got very excited when Cigar City Brewing was featured in Southern Brew News, and it was announced that the Tampa brewer intends to can their highly touted Jai Alai IPA as well as their Florida Cracker White Ale. They're currently working on acquiring a canning line as well as increasing their brewing capacity up to 50,000 barrels. The brewery is also looking to add a few new six-packs to their bottled lineup.
As soon as this news broke we heard from David Doble, of nearby Tampa Bay Brewing Company. He told us that they had ordered a MC100 canning line from Wild Goose Engineering about a month ago and it was projected to arrive the first week of December. They plan to launch with their Old Elephant Foot IPA and then follow up with one or two other canned offerings at least 6 months out from the start of production.
Posted by Russ
Labels: Canned Beer News