“We had been holding off on canning Mountain Tap beer for a while. Not only are we very limited on space, but beer quality and employee safety is paramount and the only small-scale portable canning lines available several years ago were not cutting it. Fast forward a few years and now the introduction of the Wild Goose Gosling brings superior seaming, sanitation (we can load an entire sleeve of lids, machine is CIP-able, etc.) and safety (machine guards) features compared to other small scale lines, wrapped up in a very portable unit. I heard great reviews from other brewers using the Gosling, too. While getting things dialed in, Wild Goose tech support response time has been fantastic.”
“I wanted to extend a quick note of appreciation as I would not have been able to make it through the last five years of running a canning line (and everything that comes with that) without your help. You all have easily provided me the best customer service and reliable workmanship in this or any industry. It can often be frustrating working with some contractors, vendors, etc. but not once in those five years did I have to worry about that on your end. In an industry with a lot of different characters you all have built a model of professionalism and efficiency, both in machine and customer service and you’ll always have my recommendation. Though my contacting you inherently meant we were having a bad day, I was ultimately able to remain calm knowing I had your expertise and thoroughness to fall back on. It is too bad that not everyone operates the same, as the world would be a better place. Bravo, and keep up the exceptional work.”
“As we traveled the country in search of the perfect bottler for the Navajo Fizz Craft Soda Company we were welcomed by Wild Goose every step of the way. We received undivided attention from our Sales Agent, a complete tour of their Colorado facility, a dedicated on-site installation team and a sense of urgency when we needed to source spare parts. Our decision to partner with Wild Goose Filling has realized significant efficiencies in our production processes. In my opinion the quality of the bottler and engineering of their systems is the best in the business. Our approach has always been to secure partners that demonstrate professional accountability who can be relied upon to treat you like you are their only customer; Wild Goose has been that vendor.
In the Hospitality industry professional relationships with suppliers and vendors is critical to our business. Wild Goose has continuously exceeded our expectations whether in their pricing model, sense of urgency and most importantly their exceptional customer service. I can rest assured that when issues arrive, as they always do in the bottling world, we have a partner that will take accountability and make certain we are up and running in no time.
As a Certified Food and Beverage Executive with over 25 years of experience in the Hospitality industry I have worked with many similar competitors throughout the United States. I have heard many promises and commitments made by other suppliers whose pledges and guarantees are more often than not short lived. Wild Goose makes agreements and commitments that we depend upon with an untarnished and impeccable record of keeping their commitments. Our standards are extremely high and it is without question that Wild Goose Filling has been a breath of fresh air in this often-crowded field.”
“I’ve worked on a number of canning lines in my career, and Wild Goose is way more reliable and has much lower dissolved oxygen pickup. Goose machines have a far lower failure rate for parts. I also see Goose coming out with new developments and updates regularly, and the customer service is really good.
I knew canning was what Ratio needed to do to survive the COVID pandemic, so I purchased Gosling serial number 2. The best thing we could offer our customers during the shutdown was stuff they don’t normally get. While we could still offer crowlers, having the Gosling means we can offer a much higher quality package.
The Gosling is future-proofing for us. Even after we build our new facility and have to expand our canning operation over there, we’ll still be able to brew and package one-off and seasonal batches entirely onsite at our original brewhouse taproom.
By the way, we just hit 100,000 cans in less than five months.”
“I researched a few other canning lines as part of our planning process, and Goose was the clear choice. I’ve seen the mobile canning guys throw the Goose in the back of the truck and haul it around, and knowing the machine worked well for them meant our own Goose would do well, too.
When we bought our Goose, my only concern was the potential to eventually outgrow it. The ability to add another fill head through the Evolution Series’ upgradeable platform took care of that worry. To add to that, the fact we have had our Goose for three-and-a-half years and didn’t have to make a single seamer correction is pretty impressive.
Having the flexibility to meet growing demand, get all of our releases packaged by mid-week, plus getting more things accomplished around the brewery – those were the driving forces behind upgrading our Wild Goose to a WG5 and adding our Meheen M4. Before we had the Meheen, we were doing our stout bottlings on a very rudimentary sort of homebrewer filling setup. But just this morning my team has already bottled and labeled 85 cases of an imperial stout on our Meheen. By 10:30 AM we were done, and with good quality numbers. That’s efficiency.
Quality is obviously important to a lot of breweries, and I feel like we at Burial hold ourselves to (at times almost ridiculously) high standards. Consumers can tell what is good and what is not, so the importance of shelf stability and how the beer looks and tastes by the time it gets to the customer is something we drive home. That is just part of the company culture at Burial Beer, and Wild Goose helps us reach those goals.”
“Having our own Wild Goose canning line has allowed us to step up our canned beer offerings significantly both in volume and variety. We’re starting to can more of our small batch and limited release labels and we’re now canning our flagship beer, the Pale Ale.
The best part of our WG5 so far is how easy it’s been to operate. From the sealer to the sensors and programming, everything was ready to go right from the start and we were up and canning in no time.
After the successes we’ve had with the WG5, we’re looking forward to the next upgrade we have in the works with Wild Goose. We’re currently retiring our 23-year-old Meheen M4 and bringing in a new M6. With these upgrades, our production capabilities are reaching a whole new level.”
“I wanted to drop you a note to say that we spent all day canning today with absolutely no issues. We actually finished 15 minutes ahead of schedule. This was the first time we have fired it up in four months due to the shutdown. I was really expecting some issues since it had sat for so long but we just fired it up and started canning! We were so pleased I had to send you a note to share our experience. Thanks again for all you guys have done with your product. It is top notch and a great value!”
“We ordered our first canning line from Wild Goose approximately six years ago. Knowing nothing about canning lines, whatsoever, we had no idea what we were in for. Driving it around in the back of a box truck, wheeling it in and out of a new facility every day, it’s safe to say we were quite naive in regards to how reliant we were going to be on our equipment and how important a well made, high quality machine, with incredible customer support would be.
Six years later, and twelve more canning lines, I can tell you that we lucked into the best possible scenario for our operation. Wild Goose has continued to exceed our expectations in terms of craftsmanship, quality and customer service. Their equipment has allowed our business to not only achieve great growth, but thrive in an environment where downtime and equipment failure can be the end of you. I cannot say enough great things about the product, and people, from Wild Goose and highly recommend their product to anyone looking to get into packaging cans.”
“We are really happy with the versatile handling of our WG2 Goose, its potential expandability, the low DO pickup and steady quality seams. Our mobile canning clients are impressed by its speed, and I am already dreaming of upgrading to five fill heads on the same footprint! It was a substantial investment compared to the size of the craft market around us in Switzerland, and it is paying off, especially with you guys present in Europe, offering great support and reachability from day one.”
“Thank you all for your help in getting us up and running with cans. It literally may make the difference between our business surviving this COVID-19 crisis or not.”
“I’m a HUGE fan of this machine. I’ve worked on a canning line that was built in a garage for two years, and switching to this WG4 has been like a dream come true. The amount of control and options it provides are insane.”
“We studied several options and Meheen was the best in terms of quality, speed and price for our needs. With our M6CE system, two people have been able to do the job of four, and in less time. The improvement has been notable, especially with product stability.”
“Ever since switching to the Wild Goose Canning system we haven’t had any major problems or let downs at all. Our productivity has increased, our DO numbers are extremely low, and our waste/loss has decreased. Overall, absolutely no regrets when it comes to purchasing the WG4.”
“We bought the Meheen M6CE after seeing it at Barcelona Beer Fest 2017. I think it is really a very well designed machine, simple, easy to use and with very good speed. The Meheen has changed our production a lot, much faster than before, and we are very happy. Everything is fine, we have no problems. We are really proud of every one of the beers [we can package]!”
“Quick note: Line One is running beautifully. We did 1.1 million cans last year, averaging 38 – 40 CPM with 0.3 – 0.5% lowfill/eaten cans on average. On our best day we did 1200 cases at 42 CPM for 16oz cider cans. Only one day lost to machine malfunction in the last 650,000 cans.
Thank you. I’m very happy with the machine.”
“After losing our mobile canner that used one of Wild Goose’s competitors, we are currently using a new mobile canner that has one of your systems. I can honestly say there is quite a difference in the two units after having used both. Your system, although more expensive, is vastly superior.”
“We have really seen our production increase with Wild Goose Canning. The system works great and the support has been excellent.”
“We love you guys! Look forward to seeing any and all of you at GABF. And by the way, you should use me as a reference. I have a reputation as being an incredibly hard to please person, and there are only a few companies I regularly recommend. Yours is one of them.”
“We’re pretty darned happy with the machine and the folks that stand behind it. Your product is great and your people are great.”