A little bit about us
We are a small business based in the heart of Herefordshire. Our mission is to bring the very best of British, European and International Craft Beer to you at the best price possible.
Our mates at WeCan Solutions Ltd happen to be Europe’s largest mobile canners, so as a result we are able to offer you straight from the canning line, the widest selection of beers curated over personally by our team of craft connoisseurs.
In canning the very latest beers from the UK, Ireland & Europe we find many asking to get their hands on the final product.
As the beer is being canned, we will get it into the directory so that you can have the chance to have the beers in your hands within hours! We’ll even tell you what’s about to be canned so that it can be shipped to you the day after it’s filled.
We hope you like our idea….
Who are we?
The Craft Can Directory is made up of a bunch of beer lovers in the heart of Herefordshire. After many discussions over a few beers, the Craft Can Directory was launched in 2015 to provide a small selection of craft beer to consumers across the UK. The Craft Can Directory was an idea to make freshly canned beer available to customers within the same week of canning at a price that couldn’t be beaten, we have since grown the concept to launch a beer membership club and a range of beer snacks and even merchandise.
The creator, Andy became involved in the production of canned craft beer in 2012, his involvement delivered the UK’s smallest contract canning service. This unique service has allowed the brilliant and local smaller brewer to get their product into cans for the 1st time. It also assists some of the larger ones too.
Frequent requests to source the cans WeCan Solutions produced led him to formalised the process through what is now known as The Craft Can Directory. Our customers will be the only ones to take advantage of the largest selection of Craft Canned Beers, access to exclusive products, the quickest (and cheapest!) route to market all allowing for the best prices online.
Over recent years Craft Beer production in the UK, if not globally has increased significantly. There are now nearly 1500 microbreweries in the UK alone producing varied and premium quality beers. In 2015 we have over 100 new brands and 2016 there will be many more.
Managing Director & Owner
A lifelong home-brewer, Andy Hughes has a passion and experience in brewing. One of the founders of WeCan Solutions.
“For me, it’s about doing things in a different and better way”
After travelling the globe for nearly 10 years Rachel decided to come home to Herefordshire and plant some roots. Rachel joined the Craft Can Directory in 2016, tasked with driving the Craft Can Directory forward, Rachel is always the core of the team often making sense of many wacky ideas and turning them into reality.
Online Operations Director
After many discussions & beers with Andy, Adam joined the Craft Can Directory in 2014 to turn the idea of an online membership service into the Craft Can Directory. Adam has been part of the online side of the Craft Can Directory ever since. Today Adam leads the online operations, ensuring we provide an excellent online platform for our customers and introducing new features and online services.
Trade Operations Manager
Jason heads the trade sales side of the Craft Can Directory, corresponding with our trade clients and introducing the magic of real craft beer to new business across the UK and Europe. Want to sell some of our incredible craft beers in your business? Jason is the man to speak to.
WeCan Solutions deliver a canning solution to the majority of brewers in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Our large purchase volumes mean we will not be beaten on our commercial arrangements and will BEAT any like for like quote.
WeCan Solutions Ltd have all the equipment, experience and professionalism required get your product into a can. Being efficient and hassle-free we take the burden from this part of the business for you.
We are known for our excellence in quality, care, communication and flexibility. Our services range from delivery of a mobile facility to your site, processing, contract brewing and packaging using our static lines, distribution & resale of finished product and supply of a broad range of consumable items (including can supply at small minimum volumes).
Our target market is between 1,000 litres and 50hl for final packaging.
75% of our customers choose for us to attend their brewery or production facility. We bring the line, trained staff, cans and CIP equipment and leave you with your finished product.
We have perfected the canning of ‘craft’ products to ensure your beverage continues to taste as good as it went into the can.