Congratulation to the progress.
Why 12 oz cans vs 16 oz cans?
There is less package in 16oz 4 packs then 12oz 6 pack.
Just my observation.
There were a couple of different factors that drove our decision to can our year-round beers in 12oz cans vs. 16oz cans. First, many of the other breweries in Minnesota who can are using 16oz cans (Surly, Big Wood, Lift Bridge, Tonka). So, we wanted to distinguish ourselves aesthetically by using 12oz cans. Second, we want our seasonal offerings to have a package that communicates the special nature of a limited release beer, and we feel that the 16 oz package definitely does that. Finally, and this is just a matter of personal taste, I really like getting six beers vs. four in a pack. Even though there is a difference of only a few ounces between those packaging configurations, I just like having two more beers per pack.
By the way, I'm still interested in hanging out with you on a Saturday at Lazy Monk! I've just been so flipping busy between work and brewery planning!
Looks like you gave it a good thought. Very good.
It looks great from marketing perspective.
As a factual cost six smaller cans is more package (and more cost) then 4 larger cans.
Still I think that can packaging is cheaper then bottle packaging.
Let me know when you want to hang out with me.
I do not have any beerfest on August.
You also should start buying hops right now.
Not too many hops on open market.
You should inquire about hop contracts.
Hard to make beer without hops.
Did you pick your grain supplier?
BSG is out of Shakopee with warehouse just south of Twin Cities.
Grain is a little bit more then MCMS but this might be off set by freight.
Let me know if you need contact info.
They do also carry hops for reasonable price.
Are you getting WGE canning machine?