Mansfield Brewery Gearing Up For First Ever Can Release
Mansfield, OH – A Mansfield craft brewing institution is releasing their beer in cans for the first time ever, five full years after their founding, and it’s getting dangerous in town once again. The Phoenix Brewing Company announced today the release of Danger City Brown Ale in 16 oz cans. Four packs of the brew will be available in the Phoenix Brewing Company taproom starting Sunday, September 29th and in other local establishments soon.
The Danger City Brown Ale, a core Phoenix beer, and the first beer canned by the Phoenix, was originally introduced in 2014, the year the brewery was founded. It is described as being brewed with American 2-Row Barley and Chocolate Malts for bold notes of toffee, caramel, and roast, pouring a dark brown color and finishing with light fruit notes from English yeast. A ow 5.2% ABV and 30 IBUs makes this a smooth and sessionable brew with low bitterness.
“We are excited to offer the Danger City as our first can release just in time for fall,” said Chief Marketing Officer Carmine Macfarlane in a press release. “It is a great full flavored, sessionable beer that is enjoyable all year long, but pairs very well with football weather. These 16 oz cans are perfect because you get a full pint. And unlike the nickname, the Danger City Brown Ale is not threatening in any way. It is just a solid beer for hard-working people.”
Many people will believe that with the first ever can release being a Brown Ale and the word “Danger” in the beer that somehow there is a tie in to the Cleveland Browns and second year quarterback Baker Mayfield’s now infamous “I woke up feeling dangerous” comment from a post game press conference after a particularly impressive performance in a victory during his rookie season. However, there is no actual tie in with the QB or the football team an hour and half to the north of Phoenix’s home base. Rather, the city of Mansfield had been dubbed “Danger City” in the 70’s after businesses abandoned the downtown in favor of the new suburban mall.
The press release went on to explain that “The Danger City Brown Ale was inspired by the spirit of transformation and the vision of hard-working, industrious people who believed in the power of restoration and revitalized the downtown. This beer celebrates their efforts and perseverance.“
The can design embraces Mansfield’s rich history showcasing many iconic buildings from the area, including the Phoenix Brewing Company and features co-owner Steve Zigmund, whose favorite beer happens to be the Danger City. The beers were canned by mobile cannery, Iron Heart Canning in the Phoenix production facility.
Cans will be available directly from the Phoenix taproom starting Sunday, September 29th and will be distributed to local establishments soon after.
About The Phoenix Brewing Company: Founded by local beer enthusiasts looking to bring a craft beer revival to Mansfield, The Phoenix Brewing Company took flight in April 2014 in a restored 1914 mortuary and funeral home near the original pre-prohibition brewery district. The partners have combined their love of craft beer and over 30 years of brewing experience to create an authentic pub experience filled with quality craft beer and live music. The beers are inspired by the history of the building itself and local legends from the Mansfield area.