Atwater Brewery to offer canned beer

comment
Not since Stroh's Brewing Company closed nearly 30 years ago was beer been canned in the city of Detroit — until the city's biggest brewing company decided to change that.

Atwater Brewery is canning its most popular beers, including Dirty Blonde Ale, Grand Circus Session IPA, and Atwater Lager, with those cans widely available for purchase.

Cans will be available at local stores that already carry Atwater as part of their craft beer stock, with Michigan-based superstore Meijer being one of their biggest retailers.

For now the three beers will be available in 12 ounce cans, but 16 and 19 ounce cans are planned for the future as well as an expanded selection of the brewery's beers.

Canning beer makes sense for many craft breweries who are taking part in the trend, having previously focused on bottling beer. Cans are lighter, easier to recycle, quicker to cool, and air-tight. They also block light better than bottles, which allows the flavor to remain pure, keeping the beer tasting fresh longer.

 

Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.