From the start, Golden Road Brewing had a goal of being the first Los Angeles-based craft beer in the city to be available at large-scale grocers. As co-founder Tony Yanow emphasizes:
This will change the way people consume local beer in Los Angeles.
Consumers previously had no easy way to support or purchase local LA craft beer outside of restaurants, bars or breweries. Now shoppers will be able to find Golden Road’s beer in cans at twenty-four supermarket locations and a few select bottle shops.
Golden Road Brewing is the first craft beer in Southern California to be packaged in a can. Their cans feature iconic images of Los Angeles, taken by an Echo Park photographer. A technology called Eyeris™, allows can manufacturer, Ball Corp., to print photo-quality images on aluminum cans
Their top sellers, Golden Road Hefeweizen and Point the Way IPA are available for purchase in 16 ounce pint cans. They are the first beer brand to offer tall pint cans in six-packs (instead of the usual four packs).
Meg Gill, the 26 year-old President and Co-Founder of Golden Road Brewing is no stranger to canned beer. In 2007, after graduating from Yale with a degree in Classics, Gill moved to Boulder, Colorado, where she met Dale Katechis, the owner of Oskar Blues Brewery. He’s the creator of Dale’s Pale Ale and the trailblazer of the modern craft can movement. Gill soon became Dale’s disciple and Oskar Blues’ west coast ambassador. In 2011, she and her partner opened the 42,000 square foot brewery which stands poised to become the largest craft brewery in Los Angeles.