Sun King highlights "Green" with their newly installed canning line,
joining some 75 other eco-friendly craft breweries across
Sun King highlights "Green" with their new canning line,
joining some 75 other eco-friendly craft breweries across the U.S. for whom
Guinness is the poster product for draft brews delivering good quality in cans.
Having taste-tested Sun King's Osiris Pale Ale and their 2010 Great American
Beer Festival Silver Medal Sunlight Cream Ale in cans after drinking the brews
on draft, I'll attest to the excellence of flavor from both. Craft lovers
pretty much depleted the first run of 16-fluid ounce cans packaged as 16 in a
case and as four-packs during the April 2 release event at Sun King's Downtown
"With the two greatest enemies of beer being sunlight and
oxygen, cans keep beer safe in a way that no bottle can," says brewer Clay
Robinson. "This greater protection combined with the reduced weight for
shipping and greater recycle-ability of cans make it an environmentally
friendly solution for the distribution of Craft Beer."
Robinson and fellow brewer Dave Colt are intent on
maintaining their ability to deliver beer to 70 restaurants in the area already
serving Sun King on draft while keeping a supply of freshly canned products in
stores and for sale at their brewery, which is also a destination place for
craft lovers of fresh beer carried out in growlers.
Colt says another advantage of beer in cans is its
acceptance at sports venues, where bottles are not allowed. Sun King expects to
have Osiris and Sunlight for sale at Victory Field beginning with the 2010
Rock Bottom Downtown's "Catcher in the Rye"
features a clean, crisp, refreshing rye beer with a tart hops opening,
full-bodied middle and refreshingly smooth finish. Totally opposite from the
RyeNocerous brew at Rock Bottom College Park, which opens sparkling, palate cleansing
bright, meets hops halfway and closes with gentle tongue tartness. Both are
beautifully balanced, satisfying the palate in different directions.