Heritage Brewing Co.’s 6-packs Hit Richmond Stores in November

by | Oct 21, 2014 | EAT DRINK

Richmonders can buy Heritage Brewing Co.’s 12-ounce cans of beer in stores beginning next month.

Richmonders can buy Heritage Brewing Co.’s 12-ounce cans of beer in stores beginning next month. The Manassas, VA-based brewery released two of their flagship brews in cans earlier this month–the Freedom Isn’t Free IPA and the Kings Mountain Scottish Ale.

Previously these brews were exclusively available as drafts.

“We chose cans for a multitude of reasons,” said Sean Arroyo, CEO and Co-Founder at Heritage Brewing. “The first is that cans are just altogether better for the beer. They maintain a better, long-lasting, quality product from the brewery to the consumer.” He explained cans block light refraction, preventing scumming, and that cans have a better seal than bottles, keeping the product fresh for longer.

According to Arroyo, another advantage to packaging craft beers in cans is a reduced carbon footprint. “Cans are more environmentally friendly as they’re easier to recycle,” he said. “Eco-friendly and it yields a better quality product; it’s a win-win.”

Heritage Brewing Co. opened in the fall of last year after they received overwhelming support on Kickstarter. “We have been blessed to have such great supporters of our brands through both our consumers and our distributors,” Arroyo said.

Kickstarter contributions helped build the brewery’s tasting room and fermentation chamber.

Arroyo says ultimately all of Heritage Brewing’s signature beers will be available in cans because he wants craft beer to be convenient and accessible.

“We are all about the outdoors and being able to have accessibility to beer,” he said. “You can take a can virtually anywhere and we intend for our customers to be able to do so. I can’t wait to throw a 6-pack in my backpack and go for a ride!”

Check Richmond-area stores such as Total Wine & More, Whole Foods, and specialty shops for Heritage Brewing’s 6-packs. The brewery’s new website will also include a beer finder where consumers can search for retailers.

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner is the former editor of GayRVA and RVAMag from 2013 - 2017. He’s now the Richmond Bureau Chief for Radio IQ, a state-wide NPR outlet based in Roanoke. You can reach him at BradKutnerNPR@gmail.com

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