Case Study Overview
The Wild Beer Co, based in Somerset, produce an eclectic mix of wild beer. Co-founders Andrew Cooper and Brett Ellis' aims were ...
- To start canning
- To can at 30 cans per minuted
Vigo supplied, installed and commissioned an American Beer Equipment LinCan™ canning line.
The Wild Beer Co, based in Somerset, produce an eclectic mix of wild beers using a number of yeast strains and barrel-ageing techniques.
Co-founders Andrew Cooper and Brett Ellis needed to fill carbonated beer into 330ml cans at a rate of 30 cans per minute with a facility to date stamp or lot mark.
Vigo supplied, installed and commissioned an American Beer Equipment LinCan™ canning line, which fills at a rate of 30 cans per minute, and all associated conveyoring and pipework. The canning line includes a twist rinser, 7 head filling station, seamer, rinser, airblower and packing table. To minimise oxygen pickup there is a CO2 purge, a fob pulse and under-lid CO2 jet. An ink jet printer for date coding was also supplied.
'Cans are of the time and now is the time to be in cans for beer.
We chose Vigo for the canning line because we have an excellent existing relationship with them and they offered the right product at the right time – and the right price.
The cans have met our highest expectations. In the first month of production we are extremely satisfied with the quality of product we are able to produce with the canning line. We are seeing excellent demand for our product in cans, which justifies our decision to move to cans.'
Andrew Cooper & Brett Ellis, The Wild Beer Co