Lake Monster Brewing: A canning conversion

Lake Monster Brewing is releasing cans this October // Photo courtesy of Lake Monster Brewing

Lake Monster Brewing is releasing cans this October // Photo courtesy of Lake Monster Brewing

The month of October is a time of change, from leaves transitioning to autumnal hues, to the weather becoming more brisk. And with this switching of the seasons comes another change–Lake Monster Brewing will begin selling its beer in 12-ounce cans.

The St. Paul brewery not only announced it is shifting to cans this October, but also will be introducing two new year-round beers, the Last Fathom Dark Lager and Buddy Check Session IPA, to go along with their flagship Empty Rowboat IPA and Calhoun Claw Pilsener. Last Fathom Dark Lager is a German-style dunkel with wild rice added to the grain bill. Buddy Check Session IPA is a Chinook and Amarillo hops-based beer with an ABV of only 4.5 percent.

The move to cans also means that Lake Monster will be able to bring 100 percent of the production of its packaged and draft product to their St. Paul facility. “It has been in our plans since the beginning to start canning beer here in St. Paul,” says Lake Monster Founder and Brewmaster Matt Lange. “I’m very excited to add the Session IPA and Dark Lager to our packaged product line and get these beers that have been popular in the taproom out to consumers across the Twin Cities.


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