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Nitro Can Exp. 003 Release!
On Sunday, May 17th, we’ll be releasing the next installment in our Nitro Can Experiment Series! No. 3 is a Coffee Stout made with single origin Guatemalan beans from Finca La Pastoria roasted by our pals at ReAnimator Coffee.
Why the “experiment” you may ask? Good question:
We are the first brewery in the world to successfully can a nitro beer without the use of a widget in the can. “Widgets” are plastic containers that are either fixed to or float in the can and get “charged” so that when you open the can, the nitrogen is released and cascades in the glass as you pour. This technology is helpful but has three major flaws: 1) it’s very expensive and wasteful 2) floating widgets are not available unless you are a Diageo brand 3) the fixed widget idea is flawed as it results in a volcano effect once you open the can.
We’ve invested in the necessary equipment and developed the process that allows us to can a nitro beer without that pesky widget. The only catch is your have to pour vigorously. The nitrogen trapped in the beer requires agitation to escape. Without a widget, you need to provide that agitation via a straight pour directly in the bottom of the glass.
We’re continuing to perfect this process through this series of experiments and plan to launch a much larger packaging operation later this year which will be set up to produce mass amounts of our cans.
This latest experiment is testing a few variables: 1) Different coffee 2) Different roaster 3) Different label design 4) Different process. Please give us feedback on No. 3 and let us know what you think!