It might not be your gramma’s cuppa, but holding your pinky out while drinking is absolutely an option for this midnight ale.
Our brewers have been having some creative brainstorms this summer. We suspect the sunshine might be part of their inspiration, and our one hit wonders are all the better for it. This week, Propeller just released the latest wonder, 1 Hop, and it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Same beer. New look.
You know, we’re not sure if our goal was to come up with a new stacking toy or to make Propeller more portable. Either way, we accomplished both, and you can hello to Propeller IPA, in cans.
Why cans? Propeller founder John Allen explains the reasoning behind the new beer delivery packaging.
“We had our eye on cans as the coming trend for quite a while. More and more, customers are looking and asking for them, and the request has become too loud to ignore. It makes sense. It should be easy to take your favourite brew with you, wherever you are going and whatever you are doing. Bottles are great, but sometimes cans do the trick better. Now, we have both.”
Craft beer is doing well in Nova Scotia and across the county, outpacing Big Beer at an astounding rate. To meet ever-increasing demand, Allen just finished installing a new bottling line to improve Propeller’s productivity. Alongside the bottling line, he also managed to find the room he needed in his Dartmouth facility for the new canning machinery.
“We wanted to shift into canning for years, but until we moved production to our second location, we didn’t have an inch to spare. Once the facility was up and running, we watched to see whether the market was ready to embrace cans. We have no doubt, they are.”
Propeller’s first cans rolled off the line on Friday, August 12th, and their canned IPA is now available for purchase in their Gottingen and Windmill locations. Stayed tuned though, because more of Propeller’s brews are slated to hit the canning line and will soon be in private stores and the NSLC.
Propeller Brewery welcomes new Head Brewer, Rod Daigle, to the team.
A veteran of the craft brewing industry, Daigle has been in the business since 2008 and attended the Sieble Institute of Technology, which provides international educational programs in professional brewing, and in 2012, he co-founded Brimstone Brewery in Ontario’s Niagara Region.
Being we were ready for a warm-weather offering a little different from the every day, we figured why not bring back our Hefeweizen? First brewed at Propeller in 2010, we’re brewing it again, but only for May, June, July and August.