February 1, 2013, SALT LAKE CITY– Amid the completion of their new 34,000 sq. ft. facility, Uinta Brewing Company welcomed a state-of-the-art canning line and a 600 bbl brite tank. These pieces are the first of the brewing equipment to take residence in Uinta’s new building, which sits immediately south of Uinta’s existing facility.
The new canning line, manufactured in Germany by Krones AG, is able to fill and seal 400 cans per minute. To introduce its new form of packaging, Uinta will can four mainstay brews: Cutthroat Pale Ale, Hop Notch IPA, Wyld Organic Pale Ale, and Baba Organic Black Lager. Canning these will not take from the brands’ traditional packaging outfit, they will continue to be available in the proprietary Compass Bottle, the novel design Uinta adopted as part of its major 2011 aesthetic revamp. The Uinta team, comprised of outdoor enthusiasts, was eager to add a package that pairs well with exploration. Cans will allow Uinta product to join consumers on outdoor adventures, a reality that aligned with the heart of Uinta.
Uinta’s can art was designed to integrate smoothly into the current packaging. Aside from some creative modifications, to help the bottle-to can transition, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And each can, like each bottle, is adorned with Uinta’s trademark compass, ensuring that you’ll never get lost with a Uinta beer in hand.
With the installation and commissioning of the canning line scheduled for late February, Uinta hopes to get these cans rolling out in early March, 2013.