On the occasions that I give brewery tours, I am always asked many questions about our canning line and, quite often, if I could turn it on. Here's the thing, yes, I could turn it on, but all you would see is a control screen and a moving conveyor belt. Without cans loaded up and beer flowing, the canning line can't do much. So here's the next best thing: a video overview (in slow mo!) of the canning line, all below the break.
First, cans slide down a chute and during their journey the date gets printed on the bottom of each can.
Next, cans are filled with beer.
All that wonderful fresh beer needs to be protected and the next step is to put a lid on the can.
Of course, that lid needs to be sealed.
Finally, cans are turned into six packs (I feel like there's a gag in there somewhere). It's kind of hard to see what's going on, so look carefully and closely!
At this point, six packs are put into cartons and sent out, waiting to be held lovingly by you.