The Northeast Minneapolis brewery 612Brew is celebrating two years by releasing their three top offerings — SIX, Unrated Rye and Gateway Park — in cans. These aren’t just any cans, either. They feature artwork by local illustrator Adam Turman, who is known for his work in the beer community and beyond. 

“Working with Adam to design the can art has been a blast,” said co-founder Adit Kalra. “Each can is its own piece of art.” The stories behind these cans tell stories about Minneapolis and the brewery itself. SIX is named after the Metro Transit route. Gateway Park features an image of what downtown Minneapolis looked like in the late 1800s. The Unrated can pokes fun at the dispute 612Brew had with the Motion Picture Association of America over the previous name of the beer. 

Brewer and co-founder Robert Kasak and the 612Brew team will be filling the cans right at the brewery, where production has now doubled. “We are canning all of our beers right here at the brewery,” explained Kasak. “We explored a number of options for packaging, but decided to purchase our own canning line and do everything in house.” 

Six-packs of the 12-ounce cans are currently on store shelves across the Twin Cities.


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