Finch’s beer transitions to cans
Chicago-based craft brewer Finch’s Beer has selected Rexam’s 16 oz cans for its beers. Finch’s has already launched Secret Stache Stout, Hardcore Chimera, Finch’s Pale Ale and Nuclear Winter in Rexam cans with Sobek & Set, Fascist Pig and Threadless coming soon, followed by Wet Hot American Wheat this summer.
Secret Stache Stout features rich chocolate and coffee, Hardcore Chimera is an American style imperial India Pale Ale, Finch’s Pale Ale is an American style pale ale featuring crystal and Munich malts, Winter is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale with caravienne malts and dark sugar.
“We are committed to locally sourcing as many materials as possible, including our tall boy cans which are now printed right here in Chicago,” said Ben Finch, founder, Finch’s Beer Co. “We are happy to be the first Chicago-based craft brewer to partner with Rexam. It just makes sense for us since the can plant is so close to both our facilities here in Chicago. This relationship delivers outstanding value to our business and helps us ensure we are providing our unique craft beers to our customers in a great-looking package.”
Claude Marbach, sector director, Rexam BCNA, commented on the partnership with Finch’s. “We are pleased to establish a relationship with this fast-growing local brewery which allows us to provide the perfect package for its craft beers,” he said. “Our cans help attract attention on store shelves, maintain beverage integrity and deliver superior recycling, filling, distribution and retail display economics that will help Finch’s continue to build its brand and business.”
Finch’s began the transition in the middle of 2014, and plans to have all eight of its labels – plus two additional new labels – in Rexam cans by mid-2015.