20 August 2014
For more information on our beer, upcoming events, tastings, recipes and more, visit Funkwerks’ website and follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and enjoy the blog. Funkwerks, the award-winning Saison-focused brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, is now packaging in 330ml bottle 4-packs. Now Funkwerks customers can enjoy the same beloved Tropic King and the award-winning flagship Saison in a smaller, more convenient bottle.
For three years now, Funkwerks has been bottling solely in 750 ml bottles. Brad Lincoln, co-owner/co-founder explains, “people tend to save larger bottles of beer for a special occasion or to share with others.” Smaller bottles provide more variety, accessibility, and the convenience of enjoying a single beer without the commitment of a larger bottle. “Smaller bottles additionally help in maintaining freshness,”explains Gordon Schuck, co-owner/co founder, “if people are opening a larger bottle and saving half of it for a later time, the beer will lose it’s carbonation and quickly oxidize with more air left in the bottle.”
Previously Funkwerks did not have the capacity to accommodate the increase in production that would come with bottling in 330 ml bottles, but their recent expansion of two 30-barrel fermenters increased their fermentation capacity by almost 43%. “It’s a relief to have more fermenters. We are certainly using them,” said Gordon.
Now with the ability to brew more beer, Funkwerks has also decided to return to kegging their beer in half barrels, reducing the cost per fluid ounce for accounts.