Churchkey Can Co. is a new brewery out of Seattle that’s backed by Adrian Grenier (yes, that Adrian Grenier) and Justin Hawkins.
Their goal is to return beer to a simpler time, where simpler tools and a stronger connection to the artisans and craftsmen behind each brew turned each interaction with a beer into an experience.
By reviving the flat top steel beer can, which hasn’t been used in more than 50 years.
The story of the flat top beer can, which must be opened with a churchly, goes back to 1935 when the first flat top cans were introduced. Canned beer was an immediate success and others quickly joined the marketplace with this versatile packaging. Beer lovers could now enjoy their favorite brews anywhere and with anyone. The flat top can remained a standard until the pull-tab came to market in the mid-1960s. By the mid-1970s, the flat top can was all but a memory.
If you don’t have a churchkey, don’t worry, because each six-pack is going to include one just in case. (What, you don’t have yours lying around from the ’50s?)
The beer is brand new, so they haven’t even updated their list of locations to help you find it yet, but keep an eye out, because if Avion Tequila is any indication, this thing will be all over the map in no time.