San Diego's Saint Archer Brewing Company says it was founded on a unique strain of creative talent: World-class brewers. Artists and musicians. Surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders… All coming together with passion and commitment to express a collective true love –– handcrafted beer. And, as of today, Saint Archer announces that its four flagship brews will now be offered in cans as well as bottles:
The brewer says canned beer is "a perfect fit" for the outdoor lifestyle personified by Saint Archer's Ambassadors. To celebrate the launch and illustrate this logical transition for the brand, the Saint Archer team made this short film documenting a skate/surf road trip up the California coast: http://vimeo.com/90649177
The growth of canned beer offerings within the craft brew set has already been featured by mainstream outlets such as NPR, Forbes, Food and Wine, Epicurious and others. Many of the nation's top craft outfits already offer their product in cans—some of them exclusively in cans—so Saint Archer is thankful to the vanguard breweries, especially Oskar Blues, that sparked the Can Revolution: "Hats off to those guys for having the guts to do this way back in 2002. They knew they had something solid and we think that even the most die hard beer fanatics have come around by now," says Yiga Miyashiro, Director of Brewing Operations.
"Saint Archer grew out of our common love of surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding—and great beer," adds Josh Landan, President and Founder. "Most of us camp, fly-fish or hike, too. California epitomizes the notion of an 'outdoor-lifestyle state'. Enjoying a cold one while sitting on a log with your friends after an evening surf session is one of life's great pleasures. With the new cans, we don't have to worry about accidentally leaving shards of glass around or packing heavy empties up the trail. We hope that our customers will appreciate this new offering as much as we do."
And cans also get cold faster and take up less room in your fridge, adds the brewer.