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Payne Pils is a reference the brewery's location at the corner of Payne St. and Riverfront Blvd. (Texas Ale Project)
Like many breweries have done in recent history, Texas Ale Project opted to go the mobile canning route when it made the decision to offer its products in cans for the first time in November 2015. The idea, of course, being that the convenience of the mobile option allows a brewery to get packaged beer on the market without having to pay the upfront cost of an in-house canning line.
For T.A.P., though, the purchase of something more permanent was always in the long-term plan. And now, with the delivery and installation of a new canning line in April, not only is it a plan that has come to fruition, it's also one that means more packaged products are in store for fans of the Dallas-based brewery.
First off the line will be T.A.P.'s year-round double IPA, 100 Million Angels Singing (9.2% ABV, 100 IBU), with cans appearing on shelves in mid-May. Brewed with Simcoe and other hop varieties, the beer's "smooth, yet robust hop profile...offers notes of pine, resin and citrus."
Following that this summer, the brewery will can Payne Pils (5.5% ABV, 31 IBU), a Czech-style pilsner that fits the mold of a Zwickelbier in that it's served unfiltered. The beer, which was first introduced at T.A.P.'s first anniversary party, is the first lager to come out of the brewery and one that's crafted in a traditional manner with a recipe consisting of Pilsen malt and Czech Saaz hops.
According to a press release, the new canned offerings will be available for purchase in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton and the newly-added Johnson County. A launch party for 100 Million Angels Singing is also in the works, with that event to be held at the brewery on May 27.