Thursday, September 9, 2010

Here we go!

WHAT A DAY! Yesterday marked a major milestone for DCB. We received our first piece of major equipment, our Cask Systems Canning Line. We purchased this system used. For that reason it came well before the rest of our equipment. Our brewhouse and fermenters won’t arrive until late November/early December. They are being fabricated from scratch and are only about half done at this point.

As we have mentioned in the past, we chose to can our flagship brews for several reasons, the main ones being environmental responsibility, portability, and space restrictions. Our facility is only 6,667 square feet…..not a lot of space. Our canning line will take much less space than a full bottling line. Oh yeah…..and cans are just cool too!

The Cask Canning System we purchased is responsible for revolutionizing the craft can world. Before Cask came along with this system, large canning lines were simply out of the small craft brewer’s price range and in addition to the system itself, minimum can orders were far too large to be applicable to the small craft brewers who have recently embraced the aluminum packaging. Cask was able to work out a deal with ball manufacturing to make can orders realistically affordable to the craft brewers of North America and elsewhere.

Here are some pictures from yesterday, for more pics check out our facebook.

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