Beer Canning Company Mobilizes to Help Small Brewers With To-Go Sales

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Beer Canning Company Mobilizes to Help Small Brewers With To-Go Sales

#1 Post by ryanmetcalf » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:33 am

"There are a lot of breweries with full tanks and no packaging equipment. With taprooms closed, they are going to get to a point where they will have to dump that beer, and that is something that could put them under," Ferguson says. "Some of them are in an absolute panic...and we feel like it's our responsibility to help."
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"We can do eight barrels in an hour, so since our target is the three-to-five-barrel breweries. For most of these people we can empty their tanks in a single day," Ferguson says.

Some of Codi's suppliers have agreed to help out as well with free or discounted supplies, including Ball Corporation, Cansource and U.S. Tape and Label, which make the cans and labels. Ferguson says the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau, which regulates labeling, is also offering assistance.

"They are going to save a lot of breweries during this shutdown by offering free canning," says Luke Smith, who owns tiny Coda Brewing, which is hosting a can sale today at 3 p.m. with a pizza food truck.

Ferguson says he expects that further restrictions on movement over the next few weeks may eventually make it impossible for Codi to keep it up. But in the meantime, "We are trying to save as much beer as we can."

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