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Boulder-area firms benefit from craft beer’s ‘ripple effect’

Thanks to the folks at the Daily Camera for coming in to see what we're all about! Three years ago, Boulder's Wild Goose Engineering was a four-person design, engineering, manufacturing and fabrication outfit with 12 years of experience in churning out products from firefighter safety gear to underwater cameras and airplane parts. Now, Wild Goose is nearly two-dozen people strong, fills out a 10,000-square-foot facility and is anticipating a 67 percent jump in annual revenues. Its boost came from a seemingly unlikely source: beer. Two-and-a-half years after fashioning a canning line...

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We made number 5 in Westword’s 10 biggest Beer stories of the year!

.... 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...

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Mobile Canning run at Crabtree Brewing!

Entrepreneurs unite to can beer at Crabtree Brewery for the first time By Eric Brown ebrown@greeleytribune.com Assessing the mess inside his business Wednesday afternoon, Jeff Crabtree admitted he couldn’t remember the last time he’d seen the facility in such disarray. Yet he couldn’t stop smiling, cracking a joke at every opportunity that came his way. The jovial Crabtree was beaming because by that time he knew the efforts that led to the wreckage at his Crabtree Brewery — dark puddles of India pale ale stretching across the concrete floor, empty aluminum cans rolling...

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Piney River did a great write-up on the install process on their blog!

    Here's a little taste, but the whole thing is a great read-   Brian did a great step by step of the system in action with pics!  Thanks for putting that up Joleen!   "Our two-head, automatic “Micro Can” canning system arrived from Wild Goose Engineering in Boulder, CO on Monday.  Tristan Shaffer and Roger Walz delivered the machine, helped us install it and do our first run of canned beer.  McKinney Eddy Amber Ale got the nod, since it was the first beer we made on the 7-barrel system and it was sitting there in the brite beer tank." Read the whole story...

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Canned beer article in Wild Blue Yonder Magazine

Of all the random places, I opened the in flight magazine on Frontier to find a great writeup of craft beer in cans! One of the featured beers is none other than New England Brewing, who's "668 Neighbor of the Beast" comes in a 16 oz can that's blank with a label. "The great American explosion in craft breweries and the desire to drink ales, lagers and pilsners anywhere has spawned a renaissance in canned brews. Taking it with you has never tasted this good. The greatest invention since sliced bread may just be high-quality beer in a can—no, really. Today craft brewers across the country...

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Piney River Brewing Brings Craft Beer in Cans to the Ozarks!

Thanks to Brian at Piney River for the plug on CraftCans.com!   Every one of America's close to 1800 breweries has a story to tell. Joleen and Brian Durham's story is one that a few others may share parts of but its also one that is uniquely theirs. For this husband and wife team a love of brewing became a business earlier this year in the form of Piney River Brewing Company. Now that brewery is expanding and adding a canning line and the years not even over yet! We sat down (virtually) with Joleen who was great about answering all of the questions we had about running a small craft...

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Q and A on Craft Cans.com

Thanks again to Craftcans.com for looking us up and doing the interview! Q & A with Wild Goose Engineering Makers of the Micro-Can System   Colorado has certainly distanced itself from the other states when it comes to canned craft beer. The state clearly has the lead with 14 different breweries canning their beers (and more to come). It should come as no surprise that one of America's first company's to produce canning lines for craft brewers should hail from such hallowed ground. This is precisely where Wild Goose Engineering calls home and they're on the verge of making a big impact...

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Kid Rock on the Daily Show

OK, so we don't get mentioned by name, but we did can that beer!   Kid Rock on the Daily Show The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cKid Rockwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook    

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Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista will can Colorado’s first craft beer tallboys

WestWord Article:   The canned craft beer revolution started in Lyons in 2002 with Oskar Blues, and although Colorado is still the leader, we don't yet have metal to match our mountains.   That will change in late July or early August when the Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista becomes the first craft beer maker in the state to roll out sixteen-ounce tallboys. "That will be part of our niche," says Eddyline head brewer Scott Kimball. "The market is so competitive, you have to differentiate yourself somehow." Several well-known craft brewers across the country already...

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Boulder’s Wild Goose Engineering plans to roll out beer-canning lines for craft brewers

  Article in WestWord:   ​Breckenridge Brewing is supposed to get its new canning today or tomorrow.   The automatic system should enable Breckenridge, which merged its finances and operations with Wynkoop Brewing earlier this year, to package both company's beers at a rate of at least 36 cans per minute -- a significant upgrade from its current machine.   Full Article

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