- Staff Cincinnati Business Courier
Rhinegeist Brewing will begin canning its craft beer in January, WCPO reports.
The Over-the-Rhine brewery will expand its production capability with two new fermenters, which will make the canning line possible.
Rhinegeist’s Truth IPA and Cougar golden ale will be the first sold in 12-ounce six packs at Remke, Jungle Jim’s, Whole Foods and other specialty retailers. A third beer will also be sold, but the type hasn’t been determined. It’s likely to be a seasonal beer.
Further expanded production will also allow the brewery to bring back some fan favorites, including Uncle and Panther Porter, which will return to taps in the area on Jan. 3. A new American pale ale called Pure Fury will also be added to the lineup later in the month.
The move to canning will require a significant capital investment because it will have to submit orders of 150,000 cans at a time. Rhinegeist’s canning line has been part of the brewery for a while, and it will be able to produce 75 cases per hour.
The expansion will allow Rhinegeist to add two employees in the first week of January. It is also looking for a canning line manager. The brewery has seen explosive growth since it opened in June, growing from the three founders to more than 10 employees.