New Belgium Brewing will add a 16,000 square foot canning facility to its bottling hall in Fort Collins, Colo. The addition will increase New Belgiumâ€™s canning volume capacity six fold.
“Cans have been a great addition to the packaging portfolio for us,” said New Belgium spokesperson Bryan Simpson. “We first introduced Fat Tire cans in 2008 and weâ€™ve since added Sunshine Wheat and Ranger IPA. Sales have been ahead of projection and weâ€™re fortunate to be able to accommodate demand.”
The new 40-head filler will be capable of filling 360 cans per minute and can package 12-ounce and 16-ounce cans. New Belgium expects it will begin running early in 2012.