Later this month, 3 Stars Brewing Company will debut its first two canned offerings in 16 ounce tallboy cans. Citra Lemon Saison and Ghost White IPA will enter their new format, four-packs of tallboys, on June 25.
The cans were packaged at the brewery by River City Mobile Canning, an operation based locally and used by 22 other breweries.
3 Stars, who describe themselves as "DC-grown and taste-driven" in a press release, selected these two beers for their seasonal appropriateness. The Citra Lemon Saison (5.2%abv) has "subtle citrus notes and a touch of tartness," while The Ghost White IPA (5.9%abv) has "a bright finish and lingering hop bitterness."
The 16-ounce tallboys feature the 3 Stars family shield and skull logos wrapping the cans. The green/yellow/orange Saison and silver/white/blue Ghost White IPA labels are both designed by Kendra Kuliga of Cielo Productions, whose work can be seen across 3 Stars materials, website, and on-site at the brewery.
UPDATE: We had the chance to speak briefly with Dave Coleman, president of 3 Stars, about the new canning and other topics, via email.