Flat12 Bierwerks Pumps $300K Into Canning

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Flat12 Bierwerks launched in Indianapolis in 2010. Flat12 Bierwerks launched in Indianapolis in 2010.

Indianapolis-based Flat12 Bierwerks has announced a $300,000 investment into canning and labeling equipment. The brewery says the new machinery will allow it to "nimbly can small batch and specialty beers."

The brewery, which distributes throughout Indiana and Greater Louisville, says it will also phase out use of 16 oz cans, switching to 12 oz cans this spring. "We've worked really hard at pulling all the logistics for the new equipment together, and we’re looking forward to seeing it up and running," said Head Brewer Sean Lewis. "We're going this direction to increase the quality of our product and to provide our customers an even better experience with the core and specialty beers we create."

Flat12 will start with canning its flagship beers and later, the specialty varieties.

Founder Sean O'Connor says "we're excited to make the move to a 12 oz can format because we want our consumers to enjoy the mobility of a package they can take hiking, biking, to the racetrack or the lake, but on hot summer days, the beer isn’t always cold at the end of a 16oz can. We wanted our beers to stay cool until the last drop. Additionally, 12 oz cans keep the beer fresher than bottles, are eco-friendly, and many consumers agree it just tastes better."

Flat12 has locations in Indianapolis and Jeffersonville.

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