The Abita Brewing Co. plans to offer three of its flagship brews in cans: Amber, Purple Haze and Jockamo I.P.A.

The canning will be at the brewery in Abita Springs.

The new Abita cans will be coated with a special water-based lining to protect and preserve the taste of the beer.

“For many years people associated craft beer with glass bottles, but the perception and the technology of the aluminum beverage can has changed,” said Abita Brewing Co. President David Blossman. “We feel confident that today’s cans are a quality solution that will preserve and protect the flavor of Abita.”

“You can take cans to places where glass might not be convenient or allowed...parades, fishing, tubing, golfing or the beach,” said Blossman.

Water company adds plastic bottles

Music Mountain Water in Shreveport announced plans to expand its facility to manufacture plastic water bottles.

The water company will invest $9.3 million for a 200,000-square-foot injection molding facility, creating 25 new jobs, the Louisiana Economic Development department reported Monday.

“This project will allow Music Mountain to create one-gallon water molds right here in Shreveport,” Gov. Bobby Jindal said in a statement. “Previously, Music Mountain had to outsource this process to an out-of-state facility.”