Can We Can It? The Aluminum Crisis with Karben4 Brewing

We’ve watched in amazement this past year as brewery after brewery have pivoted out of draft and into cans. But this transition is far from a “set it and forget it” situation.

An increase in packaged offerings has created an increase in aluminum demand, and in this episode of The True Craft Podcast, we discuss the potential aluminum shortage faced by craft breweries.

Brandon shares how DC Brau has navigated the aluminum crisis in the past, what they’ve done to counteract the recent shortage, along with predictions for what the future of draft looks like.

Then we bring in the guest for this episode, Zak Koga from Karben4 Brewing in Madison, Wisconsin. Zak is a great resource on this topic, especially since Karben4 has both an active canning line AND bottling line. He explains some of the advantages and disadvantages faced with offering both package types.



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