Racers – Start Your CAN-gines!!

Empty beer cans are used for a lot of different things. In our warehouse alone, they serve as penholders, coffee cups, bottle openers and doorstops. In other words, beer cans are the Swiss army knives of packaging.

What about a beer can race car? The organizers of Vancouver’s first Beer Can Derby like the way you think.

The Derby is set for this Sunday, November 8, 2015 at WISE Hall, in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Contestants will race their beer can racers on a 64-foot-long track, featuring an 8 to 12 foot starting drop to give the beer cans a boost on their way down the track. Three classes of cars will clash: the Crusher (Cars made with 355mL (12oz) cans); the Tall Boy (Cars made with 473 mL(16oz)cans) and the Oil Can (Cars made with 700-1000mL(24-34oz) cans).

Prizes will be awarded to both the fastest and best looking cars, so attendees are encouraged to make sure their car is not only fast but flashy as well. The coveted Brewer’s Cup will also be presented to the brewery with the fastest car. Attendees are encouraged to construct their cars beforehand, but parts will also be available to make them at the event.

100% of all proceeds from the event go directly towards the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, a non-profit organization that empowers people to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education and training. The GVFB provides assistance to over 28,000 people weekly through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver.

The event is open to adults only(19+) at the WISE Hall (1882 Adanac Street) from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets to watch or race cars are $20 and can be purchased here.

For more information, visit the Derby’s website.

It’s A Can Do Attitude

In the Spring of 2014 when we polished off the last few pages of our business plan and decided to hit the ground running we only had one customer (Moon Under Water) that wanted to can about 20HL once a month and that was it.  Of all the breweries we approached there was alot of maybes and a lot of uncertainty trusting two relatively new faces to the craft beer scene. We knew packaging and knew we were early to the craft cans scene in Canada and the road ahead would be anything but easy and might not catch on at all.

Luckily we choose to forge ahead with only one customer and trusted our vision and set out on a mission to be the cleanest and most reliable Canadian mobile canning service that would expand our customers reach.

Fast forward to January 2015 and the craft cans scene on the West Coast and Canada is gaining ground and we are super stoked to be apart of the revolution and featured in the JAN-FEB_2015_TAPS_CANNING

Full article here: JAN-FEB_2015_TAPS_CANNING

BC Craft Beer News – Cover Story

BC Craft Beer News – Canada’s first mobile canning company fills need

The craft brewing industry in British Columbia is full of a tonne of great people and Joe Wiebe – Author of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to BC Breweries is one of those guys. Having read his book prior to meeting him for a beer in 2014 at the Garrick’s Head Pub , we were excited when we got an e-mail from the Thirsty Writer about an upcoming story he was working on about mobile canning in BC.

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West Coast Canning – Canadian Beer News

This week we were featured in Canadian Beer News as Canada’s first mobile canning company.

West Coast Canning Offers Mobile Canning Service to B.C. Breweries

VANCOUVER, BC – While cans are becoming an increasingly popular package for craft beer, many small breweries are unable to easily offer their products in a canned format due to the financial and space commitments necessary to install a canning line. But for breweries in British Columbia, a more convenient and affordable option is now available.

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Perfect for the Lake

No longer will the taste of your favorite craft beer be compromised by the sunlight getting into the bottle! Now they come in cans…the perfect beverage container for West Coast living. Take that light weight 6 pack with you wherever you go. Perfect for a day at the beach, fishing off a dock or a sunlit cruise around the lake.

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