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New Client: Churchkey Can Company

Now that word is starting to spread, I’m excited to finally be able to share with you I have taken on a new client: Churchkey Can Company.

Churchkey Can Co. is a new craft beer can company from the Pacific Northwest on a mission to reintroduce beer lovers to the original flat top steel can. Flat top steel cans – which must be opened with a churchkey – were invented in the mid 1930s as the original beer cans and remained a standard until the pull-tab came to market in the mid-1960s.

Don’t know what a churchkey is? You’re not alone. Chances are unless you’re 50+ years old, you’ve probably never opened a can of beer with a churchkey and if you are under 40, you may never have even seen a churchkey. I fell into that second category until recently. I had a “churchkey” in my kitchen utensil drawer, but had never used the pointed end and had no idea what it was for. I knew the other side was for opening beer bottles, and that side gets plenty of use. However, I quickly fell in love the nostalgia of it all. There’s something satisfying about putting that little extra bit of effort into opening a can of craft beer, just as the generations before us did. I also fell in love with the beer inside in can. In a world full of IPAs, Ambers and Stouts (which don’t get me wrong…I love as well), the Churchkey Pilsner was a nice, refreshing, subtly hoppy twist.

There will be more to come in the next few days and weeks about Churchkey Can Co. In the meantime, be sure to check out Washington Beer Blog’s post to learn more about what we’ve been up to and what’s to come:

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