Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. will starting canning one of its signature beers next month, but not in the way you think.
According to a post on the Gilbert, Ariz.-based brewery’s Facebook page, it will be producing a limited number of 32-ounce cans of its Refuge IPA, a 7.2 percent ABV “West Cost IPA” brewed with Cascade, centennial, Columbus and Simcoe hops. The IPA was first released in 2013 as a draft-only option and has been a taproom staple ever since.
In the post, the brewery explained that it will not be utilizing a traditional canning line or crowler system, but instead will be filling 32-ounce cans that will be filled and maintained by the brewery staff as opposed to the bar staff.
“THIS IS NOT A CROWLER, rather, an amped up frenzy of triple CO2 purging, weighed by the gram to ensure a perfect fill,” reads the post. “We want PERFECTION in these cans, while still running it on a small scale production that doesn’t require a factory of space.”
The new packaging option will be available exclusively at the brewery starting on Jan. 1, 2016.