Video Interview: Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery’s Scot Blair

Touted as America’s craft beer capital, San Diego is home to more than 30 craft breweries, a number which does not include the breweries in planning. Surprisingly it wasn’t until recently that the city could boast having a beer that was locally brewed and canned. That changed when Scot Blair, owner of Hamilton’s Tavern and Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery, decided to can his brews.

Recognizing the benefits of aluminum cans, not only for portability but for the health of the beer, Blair sees cans as “hands down a better solution for the product.”

Jenn Coyle had the chance to sit down with Scot at his bar to discuss:

Interviewer: Jenn Coyle
Producer: Kate Drane

The Can Van provides a mobile beer canning service for craft breweries. You can find it at your favorite Bay Area brewery, or on Twitter and Facebook.


Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Can Van makes it possible for local breweries of all sizes to can their beer with a complete packaging service. The Can Van brings top of the line equipment and canning specialists directly to breweries, saving them time and money, and giving them access to the growing market for canned craft beer.

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