An Introduction to Canning Beer

Have you been looking for a great business idea?

In fact, the past few decades have seen an incredible rise in the popularity of craft beer and brewing, making it a great small business opportunity for entrepreneurs. But introducing your craft beer to the commercial marketplace requires more than just skilled beer brewing techniques. First, you need to package it for delivery.

If you’ve been looking for information on canning your craft beer, you’ve come to the right place for answers.¬†

This article takes a look at the beer brewing supplies you’ll need to share your beer with the world. Keep reading to get the inside scoop.

You’ll Need a Beer Canning Machine

Beer filling machines are used to fill your beer cans with your craft beer. It consists of a tank filled with your beer, which is then fed into your cans to be sealed and labeled.

Keep in mind that you can spend as much on a machine as you want. And yet you don’t have to spend a fortune. The key is to estimate the amount of beer you intend to produce, and then buy a machine that will fit into your production budget.¬†

Check out this cool beverage canning machine.

You’ll Need Space for Your Canning Machine

Do you plan to lease commercial real estate space for your brewing and canning operation? If so, you’ll need to provide enough space for your canning machine plus your canning supplies. You’ll also need to make sure to get the proper license and permits to legally operate in your area.

The Steps of the Canning Process

The basic steps in the canning process include feeding empty cans into the machine, rinsing the empty cans, purging the oxygen, filling the cans, sealing the cans, and then inspecting the cans, the post rinse, and drying.

The rinsing stage sprays the cans with sanitizing water, and then they are cleared of oxygen using carbon dioxide. Once the cans are filled, they will be moved under the sealer’s cap chute with will deposit lids on top of each. A pneumatic arm will place each can onto a seaming station to finalize the sealing process.

At this stage, you’ll need to inspect the seal on each can, rinse them so that they are free of foam, and then place them on a rack to dry.

Printing and Labeling 

Once the cans are dry, you can place personalized labels on each can in your inventory. These labels should include information such as the print dates and batch codes.


The easiest way to store and ship beer cans is with the use of plastic rings or cardboard totes. These rings and totes are typically designed to hold either 4 or 6 cans each. This is crucial for the efficient distribution of your product.

A Guide for Getting Your Beer Brewing Operation Off the Ground

Starting your own small brewery isn’t as complicated as you might think. Fortunately, these tips for canning beer will help take your beer brewing operation to the next level.

Keep scrolling to discover more great small business tips and advice on this blog.