Our home brewers Lucas Jones & Sean Burke are the creators of the Churchkey Can co. Pilsner Recipe. They have been crafting home brewed beer in their garages for many years. They share these brews with their friends at backyard BBQs and over the holidays as gifts. They love this hobby and are passionate about their beer and the community they cultivate with it. We are very excited to have these two All-American guys create the recipe for the Churchkey Pilsner. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.
We are here to bring you a beer we are proud of, in a can we are honored to share. It’s about the joy of drinking good beer—from the people you drink it with to where you drink it and, now, how you open it. We didn’t make these traditions, but are keeping them alive with Churchkey.
To us, it’s worth to putting a little extra effort back into our modern-day lifestyle. We find ourselves attracted tothe artisans and craftsmen in our world. Much like in the past, thoughtfulness and integrity mean something andshould have a place.We want to bring that same spirit to beer and how it’s experienced. To us at Churchkey Can Co, this means celebrating craftsmanship at every level. We will strive to support not only craft beer making with this notion but all others that share this same philosophy—from beer can to hammer to shovel.
The story of the flat top beer can—which must be opened with a churchkey—goes back to 1935 when the first flat top cans were introduced. Canned beer was an immediate success and others quickly joined the marketplace with this versatile packaging. Beer lovers could now enjoy their favorite brews anywhere and with anyone. The flat top can remained a standard until the pull-tab came to market in the mid-1960s. By the mid-1970s, the flat top can was all but a memory. We’re excited to offer this often forgotten beer experience once again.