Alice and I spent the morning in Fairfield visting the Ball Plant, a factory that manufactures soda and beer cans. My friends Shaun and Nico, who own the 21st Amendment brewpub are going to begin canning two of their beers, their Watermelon Wheat and their IPA. They invited me to watch the first cans being run at the plant. It was very cool and we had a thorough tour of the plant. By the time the tour was over, several pallets of empty beer cans for 21st Amendment were already done and in the warehouse. Putting beer in the cans should begin next week and I hope to be present to help out on the first day, too.
Shaun and Nico examine can proofs to ensure the color is just right.
Alice has red licorice for the first time.
She decided to put some in the beer cans.
21st Amendment cans on the line.
Nico and Shaun standing proudly in front of the first pallets of their new beer cans.
If you’re interested in seeing even more of the inside of a canning faciry, including some short movies, check out my beer blog.