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21st Amendment Brewery Debuts New Toaster Pastry Craft Beer in Ball's 19.2-Ounce Cans

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When Bay Area-based 21st Amendment Brewery moved into its massive, 95,000-square-foot brewing, production and world headquarters facility in San Leandro, Calif., in 2015, the craft-beer-in-cans pioneers knew they had room to spread out and try something new.

First out of the hopping, new facility: Toaster Pastry India Style Red Ale, in eye-catching, 19.2-ounce cans from Ball Corporation.

"San Leandro offers us room to experiment with new recipes and can sizes," says Elizabeth Reyes, marketing specialist for 21st Amendment. "Toaster Pastry's name is a tribute to the former Kellogg's factory space we now call home, and Ball's distinctive can size emulates a bomber-size package in a more portable and sustainable metal container."

Biscuit malts give Toaster Pastry a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale ale and dark crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors of strawberry jam. Toaster Pastry is available year round in the 26 states where 21st Amendment beers are sold.

"Today's consumers, particularly active millennials who love craft beer, view cans as a convenient, portable and sustainable package that can go anywhere they go while protecting the beer inside from oxygen and light," said Bruce Doelling, vice president, sales, for Ball's North American metal beverage packaging business. "21st Amendment continues to blaze its own trail with a unique, 19.2-ounce can for a unique, tasty beer."

Reyes notes that 21st Amendment is already determining what its next 19.2-ounce beer will be, and expects the unique can to be a year-round package that will contain new beer recipes and seasonals.

About 21st Amendment Brewing
In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O'Sullivan founded the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco's historic South Park neighborhood. The popular brewpub is now at the heart of the new city center, just south of the financial district and only two blocks from the San Francisco Giants baseball park. In addition to eight rotating taps of multiple award-winning hand-crafted house beers, the pub has been voted "Best Brewpub," "Best Burger" and "Best Happy Hour" by the San Francisco press. 21st Amendment opened its new brewing, production and world headquarters facility in San Leandro, Calif., in 2015.

About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2014 sales of $8.6 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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