Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Durango's two largest brewers, Ska Brewing Co. and Steamworks Brewing Co., are increasingly embracing cans. People like them, as it turns out. Sales are ballooning.

Ska cans its Modus Hoperandi IPA, True Blonde Ale and ESB. Steamworks cans its Steam Engine Lager and Third Eye Pale Ale, and plans to can its Colorado Kolsch.

Soggy Coaster's alter ego, Chuck Slothower, ink-stained wretch at The Durango Herald, wrote an (ahem) extensive report on this trend for today's paper. Read it online here. Or better yet, buy a paper. Contrary to popular belief, journalism isn't free. It's 50 cents.


  1. I like the picture of the Modus cans getting topped off. Nice McB.

    I have a can of True Blonde and 5 cans of Tecate in m fridge.

  2. I loved Steamworks Colorado Kolsch in the bottle and look forward to trying that in a can. Cans rock in my opinion, so much easier to deal with and recycle than glass.

    Hoping to try some of that Modus Hoperandi soon. Haven't had the chance to try it yet - soon.

  3. Don't forget about Oskar Blues and New Belgium distributing beer in cans. Cans are great!

  4. Sure. The article mentions both Oskar Blues and New Belgium.