Saint Archer celebrates the launch of brews in cans
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 April, 2014 - San Diego's Saint Archer Brewery is pleased to announce that their four flagship brews - IPA, Blonde Ale, Pale Ale and White Ale - are now available in cans across Southern California.
Saint Archer was founded on a unique strain of creative talent: World-class brewers. Artists and musicians. Surfer, skateboarders, and snowboarders. All coming together with passion an commitment to express their collective true love - handcrafted beer. The ambassador list is deep and diverse, including retired pro surfer Taylor Knox, skate legend Eric Koston, and snowboarding icon Todd Richards, just to name a few..
"Saint Archer grew out of our common love of surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding - and great beer," adds Josh Landan, President and Founder.
"Most of us camp, fly-fish or hike, too. California epitomizes the notion of an 'outdoor-lifestyle state.' Enjoying a cold one while sitting on a log with your friends after an evening surf session is one of life's great pleasures. With the new cans, we don't have to worry about accidentally leaving shards of glass around or packing heavy empties up the trail. We hope that our customers will appreciate this new offering as much as we do."
To celebrate the launch of their craft beer in cans and illustrate the logical transition for this brand, the Saint Archer team made this short film documenting a skate/surf road trip up the California coast:
Over the last decade, advances in can manufacturing have made cans the true beer lovers choice. The aluminum cans used by Saint Archer have a water-based polymer lining that eliminates metallic contamination, light years away from what was standard in the 60's and 70's.
Aside from presenting a vehicle for fresher beer, Saint Archer's move into canning presents a serious boon for the environment. Unlike glass, curbside aluminum recycling is available almost everywhere. Shipping cans is also easier, saving on fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions due to reduced weight.