A Mobile Cannery Rolls Through California’s Craft Brewing Community
By Derrick Peterman • Photos by Jenn Coyle

If you think breweries spend most of their time formulating new recipes or experimenting with new hop concoctions, you’d be wrong. Breweries actually devote most of their time, energy, and money to the complicated logistics of getting beer from their brew kettles into your hands so you can drink it. For many local breweries with limited resources, this means taking out large loans to buy equipment. As a result, plenty of small breweries making great beer have ultimately failed under the weight of their debts.

So while canned beer is growing in popularity among the outdoor community due to their portability and lower environmental impact, small California breweries can only look on in frustration as larger breweries with deep pockets swoop in right in front of them to take advantage of these …