Hop Valley joins canning revolution


Hop Valley Brewing Co. is the first of the Eugene-Springfield microbreweries to embrace aluminum cans, a growing trend in the industry.

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Hop Valley Brewing Co. is the first of the Eugene-Springfield microbreweries to embrace aluminum cans, a growing trend in the industry.

“It seems like every week another brewery is introducing cans,” said Jonas Kungys, an owner and partner in Hop Valley, which operates a brew pub and microbrewery in Springfield’s Gateway area.

The 2½-year-old brewery started out making beer for its brew pub and draft beer accounts. Last year, it hired a mobile bottler and began selling its beer in 22-ounce bottles. When the owners recently discussed introducing six packs, “We thought maybe we should do cans,” Kungys said.

The more research they did, the more convinced they became that cans held the future. “It’s way better for the beer, and it’s way better for the environment,” Kungys said.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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