July 16, 2013
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Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
Thanks to innovations and a shift in attitudes, more craft beer makers offer non-bottle options.
Craft beer maker Harpoon has installed a custom-made production line that can produce 250 cans a minute at its South Boston brewery.
Hundreds of cans, their tops not yet in place, move into a chamber that cleans, fills, and closes them.
Cases of cans are ready to be prepared for shipping.
Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
“Considering craft beer is only 6 percent of the beer market, we all benefit from growing together,” Jim Koch, founder and owner of Boston Beer Co.