Canning at Black Project Brewery Proves Popular


‘Every Day’ Beer Offered in 16-Ounce Cans

By Natasha Lovato

Notorious for bottled beers, Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales decided to shake things up with a can release. Don’t worry about cellaring your Black Project beer cans. They are meant to be enjoyed for all occasions, not just the special ones.

While some Black Project beers are crafted to be savored by bottle, that doesn’t mean they all have to be. When Black Project owner James Howat realized many customers were cellaring his beers, saving them for the specific celebrations, the discussion about Black Project canning began.

“We decided that the cans inherently tell the story, that Black Project is an everyday beer too,” Howat said.


At the brewery, you can pick up four-packs of 16-ounce cans of Shadow Factory, Magic Lantern, Dagger, Crossbow, Hoplite and Reheat. 

Fruits included in the first batch of Shadow Factory are blackberry and raspberry. Magic Lantern is lightly salted, and includes peach, apricot and passionfruit. Dagger is typically a mix of the former two, with peach, blackberry and raspberry flavor profiles. Crossbow, a sour wheat, features kiwi and honeydew. Hoplite is a blood orange cryo-hopped sour wheat and Reheat is a sour wheat. The fruit varieties are expected to rotate from batch to batch, but Black Project aims to make cans a regular offering.

“Shadow Factory was our test run and it was a hit, so we decided to do Magic Lantern and Dagger in cans as well,” Howat said, and then went on to introduce the sour wheat series of Crossbow, Hoplite and Reheat. More canned options are a strong possibility for the future. So, if you’re not able to hang out at the brewery, you can enjoy them from the can, wherever your adventures may take you.

It’s more difficult to take a Black Project bottle to the summit of your favorite mountain peak, but you can certainly throw a can in your pack. It’s your move, adventurers. 

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