Heavy Seas Beer has been canning some of its releases since 2014, but today the brewery took the next step.
The Baltimore, Md.-based brewery has installed a canning line produced by Wild Goose Canning of Boulder, Colo. that can fill 35-40 cans per minute and has already started canning Loose Cannon IPA. Heavy Seas started canning various beers two years ago, but those were produced using a mobile canning line.
Wild Goose Canning has numerous other clients in the craft beer world, including Tired Hands Brewing Co. in Ardmore, Pa., Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Ore., Pipeworks Brewing Co. in Chicago, Ill. and La Cumbre Brewing Co. in Albuquerque, N.M., amongst others.
According to Christine Shaffer, spokesperson for Heavy Seas, the brewery will be canning at least four beers this year, all of which will be available only between April and September:
- Loose Cannon IPA (7.25 percent ABV)
- CrossBones session IPA (4.5 percent ABV)
- Smooth Sail wheat ale (4.5 percent ABV)
- Pounder Pils pilsner (5 percent ABV)
Three of the four beers—Smooth Sail, CrossBones and Loose Cannon—will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans, while the new Pounder Pils will be packaged in six-packs of either 12- or 16-ounce cans.