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Churchkey Can Co. Brings Back The Flat Top Steel Can

Churchkey Can Co.

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.

How so?

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.

[Churchkey Can Co.]

Pour The Perfect Guinness From A Can

Do you know the easiest (and best) way to pour Guinness from a can?

If not, then watch as Lisa Lavery, the kitchen editorial assistant at CHOW.com, shares a method for getting the perfect head from a can of Guinness without worrying about the angle of the glass or how fast you pour:

Threadless Needs A Label For Their IPA

Threadless IPA

In August, Brew Review covered the release of the Threadless IPA, brewed by Finch’s Beer Co.

Well now they’re looking for help with the label, because they’ve decided to take it out of the keg and distribute it across Chicago in cans. (Finch’s preferred distribution method.)

Earlier this year, Finch’s Beer Company brewed us our very own piney, hoppy, 6% ABV India Pale Ale. Many happy hours after our first taste of Threadless IPA, we decided we can no longer keep this delicious beer to ourselves. It’s time to spread the consumption and enjoyation of Threadless IPA to more craft beer lovers. Finch’s is ready to send Threadless IPA through their canning lines and distribute it across Chicagoland. But they can’t because they don’t have art for the cans!

Threadless selects winners by popular vote, so even if you can’t tell the difference between Photoshop and MS Paint, you can still get involved in the action by voting for your favorites.

The winner gets $1000 cash, a fancy display case to show off your can design, and a buncha Finch’s swag, plus mad respect from anyone that buys the beer, so head on over to Threadless for full details on how to enter the contest.

[Threadless – Threadless IPA Beer Can Design Challenge]

Bottle and Can Recycling Videos

Recycled Bottles

Ever wondered what happens to your beer bottles and cans after they get recycled? (You do recycle, don’t you?)

A group out of the UK called Recycle Now put together these awesome animated videos to show the process our beer packaging goes through to get recycled, and it’s a fascinating look into a world that most of us probably never think about.

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[Via: Brookstone Beer Bulletin]