Like many breweries have done in recent history, Texas Ale Project opted to go the mobile canning route when it made the decision to offer its products in cans for the first time in November 2015.
However, for Texas Ale Project the purchase of something more permanent was always in the long-term plan. With the delivery and installation of a new canning line in April, not only is it a plan that has come to fruition, it’s also one that means more packaged products are in store for fans of the Dallas-based brewery.
First off the line will be Texas Ale Project’s year-round double IPA, 100 Million Angels Singing, 9.2 percent ABV, with cans appearing on shelves in mid-May. Brewed with Simcoe and other hop varieties, the beer recalls lyrics from the Johnny Cash song “The Man Comes Around.”
Following that this summer, the brewery will can Payne Pils, 5.5 percent ABV, a Czech-style pilsner that fits the mold of a zwickelbier in that it’s served unfiltered. The beer, which was first introduced at Texas Ale Project’s first anniversary party, is the first lager to come out of the brewery and one that’s crafted in a traditional manner with a recipe consisting of Pilsen malt and Czech saaz hops.
According to a press release, the new canned offerings will be available for purchase in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton and the newly-added Johnson County. A launch party for 100 Million Angels Singing is also in the works, with that event to be held at the brewery on May 27.