Brewer's Art will can Resurrection Ale in May
Brewer's Art will offer its flagship beer, Resurrection Ale, in cans, owners announced today.
The Mount Vernon brew pub, which already distributes Resurrection in 750-milliliter glass bottles, hopes to have six-pack cans of the abbey-style ale in stores before Memorial Day, according to co-owners Tom Creegan and Volker Stewart.
"We're taking the plunge," Creegan said.
Though the price hasn't been finalized, Creegan thinks it will be $9.99. Pictured, at right, is a prototype of the design for the 12-ounce cans.
The first batch of Resurrection for the new line of cans will start brewing at Sly Fox Beer in Penn. next week. Sly Fox also makes and bottles the 750-milliliter Resurrection line.
Cans are the new wave in the craft brewing industry, Creegan said, pointing to beers such as Dale's Pale Ale, which is widely distributed in cans. A six-pack of cans is more practical and portable than a 750-milliliter bottle, Creegan said.
"When screw cap wine was introduced, everyone was like, 'I don't know, I don't know,'" he said. "If the beer in the can is good, I don't think people are going to complain."
(Prototype of a can of Resurrection Ale courtesy of Brewer's Art)