Punk IPA in a can!

Punk IPA in a can!

This is a subject which has previously caused extensive debate on our blog and saw a landslide victory in favour of cans on our online poll. On the 10th of February, Punk IPA will finally be ready to rock in cans.

The cans will be filled at Daniel Thwaites, I am going down on Wednesday to oversee the filling and will post some pictures of the first BrewDog canning run. The beer has been brewed at BrewDog, dry hopped and lightly filtered at our Fraserburgh HQ as usual.

We will be sending the beer down all ready to package, to the same very lightly filtered specification we use on our bottled and kegged beers. We will also be bypassing the pasturization part of the process meaning the beer in the can will be not pasturized and only very lightly filtered leaving all the amazing hoppy flavour to explode out of the can at you when your crack it open!

As always we want to hear your thoughts? Who is excited about the prospect of our little hop bomb in a can and who wishes we stuck to bottles?


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Lucy 09.02.2011 @ 5:15pm
Sounds good. Non-pasteurized beer you say? Mmm. What would the shelf-life be then? As long as bottled beer?
andy compton 08.02.2011 @ 12:36pm
brilliant idea. thats the beers for festival season sorted. how much is a case going to cost?
Leith Dave 08.02.2011 @ 10:35am
Brilliant idea - and fantastic packaging. It'll all come down to cost and, above everything else, taste. I have high hopes!
mr. chopper 07.02.2011 @ 4:56pm
You'll be telling me that the rest of the big four (Thornbridge, Marble, Dark Star) will start kegging and canning next...Or maybe just the original big four will headline Sonispshere. Either way, I'm happy and CAMRA does a little sick onto its cardigan. Black Sheep will do that to a man...
Neil, www.eatingisntcheating.blogspot.com 07.02.2011 @ 1:50pm
I just wrote about whether brewdog Punk IPA in a can is the first TRUE craft beer in a can the UK has seen.Would welcome comments from anyone!
Sam Rodwell 07.02.2011 @ 12:50pm
Chuffed about this cause now I can happily drink BrewDog at Festivals!
Adrian 07.02.2011 @ 10:34am
This is a game changer
Tom Archer 06.02.2011 @ 3:09pm
Well i love the new dry hopped punk IPA in bottles so i'm looking forward to the unpasturised version very much!
Jeremy Kainowski 06.02.2011 @ 3:10am
Is there a difference in taste from migrating to the can? I think on of the big things that I notice in glass vs. can of the same beer is that the glass usually tastes better. It could be a placebo but I have seen it in multiple beers.
PeterE 05.02.2011 @ 8:31pm
It almost seems to make more sense in a can than a bottle. Let us know where it's likely to be available. Needs to be under £5 for a 4-pack, though.
Ian 05.02.2011 @ 7:26pm
Yes. Can good. Beer good. Want buy can beer.
bruce 05.02.2011 @ 3:34pm
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Brewdog-Bar-Aberdeen/127375140654817 Check out Can Amnest at Brewdog Aberdeen
The Ormskirk Baron 05.02.2011 @ 3:02pm
I'm excited by it, I think the cans look cool,will be nice to have a few that fit between the shelves and I'm glad you are not pasteurising them.Can't wait to see them - where will they be available?
Darcey 05.02.2011 @ 2:40pm
Naturally it will be substantially cheaper than the bottled version? What sort of shelf life do you get form a no pasteurised can? I'l be giving it a go.. but still from a glass...
Dubbel 05.02.2011 @ 1:51pm
Definitely a good thing! The packaging looks great. Will the cans be hitting the supermarkets?
Yvan 05.02.2011 @ 1:27pm
The Maui beers you sell, especially the Big Swell IPA, are all the proof that cans require: http://ale.gd/blog/Beer__Can_vs_Bottle.htmlReally looking forward to tasting some Punk-in-a-can to see how it turns out.I expect it's going to be an excellent addition to our hiking kit. :)
Augustine from the north 05.02.2011 @ 1:26pm
I do think this is a very good idea, finally you can drink good beer without the feeling that you should drink it from a glass. If it only would reach our northern villages!