Arcadia puts another beer in cans

US brewer Arcadia Ales has launched its Sky High Rye pale ale in 12oz cans from Rexam.

Continuing the move of craft beer to aluminium cans, this is the second beer that the Michigan-based company has packaged in cans. Last year, the company launched its seasonal Whitsun Ale in the same size cans.

Sky High Rye is brewed with 80% English barley malt and 20% rye malt.

“Sky High Rye has been an excellent complement to our stable of beers,” says Tim Surprise, owner, Arcadia Brewing. “The label features really beautiful illustrations and Rexam has successfully transferred that beauty onto their can. This beer in cans will provide our customers with a year-round rye pale ale that will not disappoint.”

Arcadia Ales chose to launch Sky High Rye in aluminium cans because of their portability and accessibility. Cans are more widely accepted at golf courses, beaches and many other outdoor venues where glass is often prohibited.

Arcadia also benefits from the fact that cans are the best environmental and sustainability choice with a recycling rate at more than double of any other beverage package.

“Rexam is pleased to continue its partnership with Arcadia to help them extend their product offerings in beverage cans,” notes Rich Grimley, president and CEO, Rexam Beverage Can North America. “Our aluminium can is a great packaging solution for craft beer, and it enables their brand to stand out on retail shelves while delivering superior recycling benefits, as well as distribution and retail display economics.”

Arcadia is currently building a new 25,000 square foot brewery which will increase its production capacity from 12,000 barrels per year to more than 30,000.

Sky High Rye is currently available at select retailers in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

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