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Chuck’s Hop Shop now filling made-to-order cans of everything on tap

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Get ready for the next frontier in to-go microbrews: cans.

Chuck’s Hop Shop at 20th and Union can now fill 32-oz cans to order for everything it has on tap. Owner Chuck Shin tells CHS his new beer canning machine is ready to roll.

“It’s pretty slick,” Shin said. “We fill it just like a growler.”

The cans, which are just like bigger versions store-bought variety, cost the same as a half-growler plus $1 for the can.

Shin said he got the idea from Seattle’s Timber City Ginger, which runs a small canning operation, and thought it was a good solution for customers who forget to bring in their growlers. The cans are also more mobile.

“It’s good for somebody who’s going camping or traveling who doesn’t want to bring a growler,” Shin said.

The cans will only be sold at Chuck’s Central District location to start. Chuck’s will also can any of its alcoholic taps, which Shin says are set to expand in the coming weeks. In addition to its current selection, including Rachel’s Ginger Beer (UPDATE: Oops. You can’t buy RGB on tap!), Shin said he will be adding more ginger beers, a cucumber soda, a cold brew coffee nitro from Stumptown, and root beers.

Just imagine how cool your kid will look at lunch cracking a 32-oz can of craft soda from Chuck’s.

You can learn more on the Chuck’s CD Facebook page.

UPDATE: Here’s a similar machine in action in Colorado:

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Jordan White
6 years ago

To be clear, RGB doesn’t sell kegs. We would love to have their product on draft, but have no plans to do so unless they start selling draft.

jseattle
Admin
6 years ago
Reply to  Jordan White

Fixed above. Thanks

Jim98122x
Jim98122x
6 years ago

If I had a kid (that’s a BIG theoretical, but for the sake of argument) he or she would *never* be cracking a 32oz can of soda, “craft” or otherwise!

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Sharing
6 years ago
Reply to  Jim98122x

Not unless they have 3 other friends to share it with, and even then.

Easton
Easton
6 years ago

TCGB is delicious stuff! Hope you guys get it on tap!

hmm
hmm
6 years ago

Non-alcohol drinker here. Anyone know what’s their root beer / ginger beer / weird soda selection like?