5) More cans, canning lines and tallboys
Colorado’s canned beer revolution took some big steps forward in 2011 and got ready to make another big leap in 2012, the tenth anniversary of the year Oskar Blues became the first craft brewery in the nation to can its own beers. One of the biggest changes in 2011 was the addition of Wild Goose Engineering in Boulder, which makes full-size but less expensive canning lines, and Mobile Canning of Longmont, which carries its canning line from brewery to brewery at an even bigger discount. The two firms allowed smaller brewers like Eddyline, Aspen Brewing and Crabtree to get into the packaging game with both twelve and sixteen-ounce cans. As for the big boys, both New Belgium and Oskar Blues have purchased massive new, million-dollar-plus lines that will allow them to significantly expand their canning options as well.
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