Concrete Beach Brewery in Miami has acquired a canning line to join forces with their bottling line, to provide some options to consumers. While it appears that bottles will remain the package of choice for Rica and Stiltsville, their first two core beers, cans will allow the brewing team at the Wynwood brewery some freedom of choice in selecting certain beers to enter the market. The new canning line is able to produce several different sizes, 8 oz, 12 oz or 16 oz, all from one line. In addition, cans will be produced on a limited basis.
The inaugural run of the new canning capabilities will produce four-packs of 16-ounce cans of Concrete Beach’s “rich, full-bodied” Walls South American Red Ale. It’s called ‘South American’ because it’s brewed with Chilean Patagonia malt (something similar to this pale malt from Homebrewing.org), which, as described by the brewery, “provides light toffee and caramel notes”.
Malt Varieties: Chilean malted 2-Row barley and Caramel 190L
Hop Varieties: Tettnang, Cascade
Starting November 15th, the cans will be available in four packs at select South Florida retailers. Draft kegs of Walls are set to hit distribution a week or two later.
Finally, as the holidays approach, Concrete Beach is looking to tie in this new step with a community event. “On Thursday, November 19th, the brewery will be celebrating the release of Walls in cans in the Social Hall. In honor of the can release, guests are encouraged to bring in cans of non-perishable food. All food will be donated to the Wynwood Food Bank, just in time for Thanksgiving. The launch will include live music and artists painting on a special CANvas, which will later be sold during Art Basel, with the money being donated to Wynwood Rescue.”