Crazy Mountain Brewery cans now available in Edwards |

Crazy Mountain Brewery cans now available in Edwards

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Vail, CO Colorado
Marisa Aguilar | Special to the DailyCrazy Mountain Brewery's Amber Ale now comes in cans. The floral American-style amber ale is hoppy without being bitter.

EDWARDS, Colorado –Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, based in the Vail Valley, is now offering its flagship Amber Ale in aluminum cans. This recent development makes Crazy Mountain Brewing Company the highest elevation canning line in North America. The new portable version of Crazy Mountain’s beer is available at local liquor stores throughout Eagle County, as well as in the tasting room at the brewery. The cans will be filled and-packaged in six-packs, 12-packs and cases of 24 right at the brewery’s location in Edwards.

Brewmaster and CEO Kevin Selvy decided to can his beer instead of bottling it initially because cans are much better for the beer, as well as the environment. Aluminum cans are easier to recycle than glass bottles, so they use less energy and natural resources. Cans also keep out 100 percent of light that may shine on the beer, while even dark brown glass bottles still let in light, which affects taste and quality. Cans also seal more efficiently than bottle caps, so there is much less risk of any oxygen seeping into the package and spoiling the beer.

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company also wanted to can its beer to pay homage to the Colorado and Vail Valley culture. Many outdoor enthusiasts prefer cans over glass bottles because they can easily bring them on hikes, mountain bike trips, on the river, to play a round of golf, up the chairlifts for skiing and camping too. Aluminum cans crush up and are much easier to pack out and won’t-shatter in a backpack.

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is a craft brewery and tasting room located in Edwards. They opened in January and make small batches of hand-crafted beers. For more information, visit

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