All It Took Was a Pandemic to Get Bierstadt to Package Beer

Slow Pour Pils Can

The owners of Bierstadt Lagerhaus aren’t known for compromising. They make traditional German-style lagers in a traditional way, and they have always taken a hard line against packaging them in cans or bottles.

“We believe very strongly in drinking draft beer. It is a better experience than a packaged beer, especially considering the kind of beer we make — delicate and nuanced,” says co-owner and brewer Ashleigh Carter.

But on April 11, Bierstadt will pour about 25 barrels each of two classics — Slow Pour Pils and Helles — into four-packs of sixteen-ounce cans. All it took was a global pandemic to get them to do it.

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