Elevator Brewing Co. is planning to can its Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale with the help of Buckeye Canning, a new mobile canning business coming to Ohio. The beer will be available in 16-ounce cans in four packs.
"There’s a trend toward cans and we have a few beers that lend themselves to cans," said Jay Taylor, Elevator's sales and marketing director.
Elevator also believes that Bleeding Buckeye will go over well with Ohio State Buckeye fans. The brewery had hoped to have the beer available for the first game of the season, but is now hoping to have it available in time for the Big Ten opener against Wisconsin on Sept. 28.
The brewery will see how sales of Bleeding Buckeye go and then perhaps offer a few other of its beers in a can, Taylor said.
Yellow Springs, Maumee Bay, Portside and Dayton Beer also have committed to canning some of its beers.
The website Drink Up Columbus has a Q&A with Buckeye Canning co-owner Dan Blatt, who is in the process of picking up the canning line in Colorado and bringing it to Ohio. To read the report, click here.