CNY Brewery Turns To Cans For The First Time
This CNY Brewery is now canning some of their beer for freshness and a bigger distribution area thanks to help from the FX Matt Brewery.
Brewery Ommegang has announced the installation of a new canning line and the launch of the first on-site-only can release for the New England style IPA Neon Rainbows, which to-date has been available only in very limited quantities on draft.
Neon Rainbows is the second release in their Farmstead Series and drew inspiration from the 140-acre site of the former Lynes Hop Farm in Cooperstown, NY. The double dry-hopped NEIPA began as an experiment for our legendary Belgium Comes to Cooperstown festival, but it quickly became a local favorite. Originally brewed in tiny 15-gallon batches for special events, the new canning line will now allow for production batches small enough to ensure this delicate beer is delivered to visitors to the brewery at peak freshness. Neon Rainbows is described as:
Bursting with juicy tropical fruit flavors and aromas and paired with a pillowy mouthfeel and low bitterness, Neon Rainbows is 6.6% ABV and 45 IBUs. The beer is brewed with pilsner malt and flaked oats for a smooth malt profile and creamy body. Neon Rainbows is so named for the rainbow of hop varietals in the recipe. The beer’s aroma features tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, and strawberry with hints of melon, and the hop profile is juicy and citrusy thanks to Magnum, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, and Topaz in primary hopping, and Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, and Topaz dry-hopping. [Brewary Ommegang]
The first canned run of Neon Rainbows will deliver 16 oz. four-packs for sale only at the brewery on Saturday, May 26 at 11 am with a one case per customer limit.
The maiden canning run for the new system was on Tuesday, April 24, when NirvanaIPA was packaged in 16-ounce cans for the very first time.
“We’ve been talking about canning our beers for a number of years, and with the help of FX Matt, we were able to get two of our most popular warm-weather offerings into cans while we looked for the right canning line for our facility. It took us more than a year to find a supplier that could build us the line we wanted, meeting our strict quality standards while also integrating with the space we have available in our packaging hall,” says DeBar. [Brewary Ommegang]
Current Ommegang beers in cans are Nirvana IPA, Witte, Fruition, and Short Sleeve Saison, all canned at FX Matt and available in NY.
[Information from Brewery Ommegang]